eorþe

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *erþō. Cognate with Old Frisian erthe (West Frisian ierde), Old Saxon ertha, Old Dutch ertha (Dutch aarde), Old High German erda (German Erde), Old Norse jǫrð (Swedish jord), Gothic 𐌰𐌹𐍂𐌸𐌰 (airþa).

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eorþe f

  1. earth, ground, soil, dry land
    Drihtnes ys eorðe, and eall þæt heo mid gefyld is; and eall mancynn þe þæron eardað is Drihtnes. --Psalm 23, King Alfred Translation (Paris Psalter)
  2. world, material world (synonymous to middangeard)

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