-weard

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Old English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *warþ- (turned toward, in the direction of, facing), from Proto-Indo-European *wert- (to turn, wind), from Proto-Indo-European *wer- (to turn, bend). Akin to Old Frisian -ward, Old Saxon -ward, Old Norse verðr, German -wärts, Old English weorðan "to turn (into), become".

Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-weard

  1. Forming adjectives and nouns from adjectives or prepositions, with the sense of "in the direction of, toward".
    ēasteweard "eastward"
    tōweard "future" (adjective and noun)
  2. Forming adverbs from adjectives or prepositions, with the sense of "in the direction of, toward".

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