Sorry, no definitions found.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


Sorry, no example sentences found.


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

  • Pronounced- oot-key-are-a

    January 19, 2016

  • Despite the comment of 02/10/2013 below, I think this word is better understood as a noun. It’s only appearance in print is in the Old English poem “The Wife’s Lament” where it is glossed with the following note:

    Line 7b
    'uhtceare' - The period just before dawn, a time when the Anglo-Saxon imagination felt grief was particularly potent. Klinck finds 'an element of sexual deprivation'.

    January 19, 2016

  • A word was spoke by folk long dead
    That names the fears of a care-tossed bed.
    It tells of terrors spun
    While awaiting the sun,
    Wound in the folds of fierce dawn-dread.

    March 7, 2014

  • v. An Old English word meaning 'to lie awake before dawn and worry'

    February 10, 2013