The Key Root for this column: None
Minor Roots: Hlaf, Old English for a "loaf of bread;" hlaefdig, "the loaf-kneader" — from dey, a "worker" or "server;" hlaefwerad, the "keeper or guardian of the loaf;" Anglo Saxon winnan, to "toil."
Words and Phrases List
lord, lady, duff, dough, bread and butter, toil, win
Thoughts for Today
- What did you take away from this column?
- What are the bread and butter issues in your life?
- Does hard work always pay off? Does it matter if it doesn't?
- Do we still use the word lady? In what context?
- What does it mean to lord over someone? Why don't we also "lady" over them?