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Back to Englisc * Nouns
Close Family Edit
Fader, Fæder - m - Father
Moder, Mœder - f - Mother
Broðer, Brœðer - m - Brother
Swester, Swestern - f - Sister
Sone, Sonen - m - Son
Dohter, Dœhter - f - Daughter
_ sg. pl.
n þe Fader þie Fæder
g þes Faders þer Fæder
d þem Fader þen Fædern
a þen Fader þie Fæder
_ sg. pl.
n þie Moder þie Mœder
g þer Moder þer Mœder
d þer Moder þen Mœdern
a þie Moder þie Mœder
Extended Family Edit
Aldfader - m - Grandfather
Aldmoder - f - Grandmother
Griettbarn - n - grandchild (toddler)
Griettcild, Griettcilder - n - grandchild (generally older than 2 yrs.)
Griettdohter - f - granddaughter
Griettsone - m - grandson
note: for more distant relations, the prefix Or- is added: Oraldfader - Great grandfather; Ororaldfader - great-great-grandfather, etc.
Aðum, Aðme - m - son-in-law, daughter's husband, brother-in-law, sister's husband.
Snore, Snoren - f - daughter-in-law, son's wife, sister-in-law, brother's wife
Sweger, Swegern - f - mother-in-law, mother of one's spouse
Swier, Swieren - m - father-in-law, father of one's spouse
Taaker, Taakern - m - husband's brother, brother-in-law
Eam, Eame - m - uncle, mother's brother
Fadre, Fadren - m - uncle, father's brother
Faðe, Faðen - f - aunt, father's sister
Geswire, Geswiren - m/f - sister's son/daughter
Geswiere, Geswieren - m/f - cousin
Maage, Maagen - f - female relative
Mæge, Mægen - m - male relative
Modrige Modrigen - f - aunt, mother's sister
Nefe, Nefen - m - nephew
Nefne, Nefnen - f - niece
Nift, Nifte - f - niece
Suhtrige, Suhtrigen - m - brother's son, nephew
Syhtrige, Syhtrigen - m - brother's daughter, niece
note: the most common terms for niece and nephew are 'Nefe' and 'Nift'. Nefne is an alternate term emphasizing the relationship to a nephew; Suhtrige and Geswire can be used to get specific, but you can also say Broðers Sone and Swesters Sone.