þearf

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Old English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *þarbō; cognate with Old Saxon tharf and therva, Old High German darba, Old Swedish þarf, Old Icelandic þörf, Gothic 𐌸𐌰𐍂𐌱𐌰 (þarba). Compare þurfan.

Noun[edit]

þearf f (genitive þearfe)

  1. need, hardship, privation

Etymology 2[edit]

see þurfan

Verb[edit]

þearf

  1. first-person singular present form of þurfan
  2. third-person singular present form of þurfan