Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

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shimobaatar wrote:
27 Dec 2019 03:18
I think I'd say that the difference has more to do with connotation than specificity.
Does it just mean "woman"?
shimobaatar wrote:
27 Dec 2019 03:18
Also, just to be safe/clear, this is where I'm getting the definition of the Old English word.
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VaptuantaDoi wrote:
27 Dec 2019 03:39
shimobaatar wrote:
27 Dec 2019 03:18
I think I'd say that the difference has more to do with connotation than specificity.
Does it just mean "woman"?
[cross] It isn't really a neutral word, I'd say.

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Does it still have a connotation of power/importance?

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VaptuantaDoi wrote:
27 Dec 2019 04:32
Does it still have a connotation of power/importance?
Power? Definitely. Importance? Not so much. Definitely not in a good way, at least.

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shimobaatar wrote:
27 Dec 2019 05:18
VaptuantaDoi wrote:
27 Dec 2019 04:32
Does it still have a connotation of power/importance?
Power? Definitely. Importance? Not so much. Definitely not in a good way, at least.
Maybe "witch"? Some other supernatural being?

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VaptuantaDoi wrote:
27 Dec 2019 05:31
shimobaatar wrote:
27 Dec 2019 05:18
VaptuantaDoi wrote:
27 Dec 2019 04:32
Does it still have a connotation of power/importance?
Power? Definitely. Importance? Not so much. Definitely not in a good way, at least.
Maybe "witch"? Some other supernatural being?
[tick] I think "witch" will be the most helpful translation here.

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Does it mean something like a black mass?

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spanick wrote:
27 Dec 2019 16:16
Does it mean something like a black mass?
[cross] You're not too far off, though.

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shimobaatar wrote:
27 Dec 2019 22:32
spanick wrote:
27 Dec 2019 16:16
Does it mean something like a black mass?
[cross] You're not too far off, though.
Hmm...maybe a seance or a Witch's Sabbath?

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spanick wrote:
27 Dec 2019 22:51
shimobaatar wrote:
27 Dec 2019 22:32
spanick wrote:
27 Dec 2019 16:16
Does it mean something like a black mass?
[cross] You're not too far off, though.
Hmm...maybe a seance or a Witch's Sabbath?
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Is it "Walpurgis Night?"

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VaptuantaDoi wrote:
28 Dec 2019 01:01
Is it "Walpurgis Night?"
[cross]

The meaning of *unhtwǭ hasn't really shifted all that much here, if that helps.

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Does it have a religious connotation at all?

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VaptuantaDoi wrote:
28 Dec 2019 04:04
Does it have a religious connotation at all?
It's a folkloric concept based in religion, I believe.

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I'm not sure how helpful this will be, but as a hint, the English translation is two words.

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Is it an abstract concept, or a physical object/being?

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VaptuantaDoi wrote:
31 Dec 2019 02:28
Is it an abstract concept, or a physical object/being?
More of an abstract concept. Definitely not anything physical.

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shimobaatar wrote:
31 Dec 2019 02:35
VaptuantaDoi wrote:
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Is it an abstract concept, or a physical object/being?
More of an abstract concept. Definitely not anything physical.
Is it an event/activity?

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VaptuantaDoi wrote:
31 Dec 2019 03:13
shimobaatar wrote:
31 Dec 2019 02:35
VaptuantaDoi wrote:
31 Dec 2019 02:28
Is it an abstract concept, or a physical object/being?
More of an abstract concept. Definitely not anything physical.
Is it an event/activity?
It's associated with supernatural activity. I'm not sure if "event" is exactly how I'd describe it, but that's definitely on the right track.

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Could we possibly get a hint?

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