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Although not an A-S scholar, I've always thought Scathfrith would be the best from-A-S equivalent of Schadenfreude. (I had originally thought "shadefrith" would be better, but etymologically it isn't as good as scathfrith or scathefrith.)


My native language is German. The syllable ge- is used, I think, when some action or situation the word (verb) expresses has passed, is done, completed, being reported, being applied etc. It alliterates to the verb 'gehen' = to walk, to pass by, walk into. Note: the words 'past', 'passing' indicate by themselves the very same situation. Modern English, as a ...

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