stearc

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Proto-Germanic *starkaz, whence also Old High German stark, Old Norse sterkr (Swedish stark, Danish stΓ¦rk), Gothic πŒ²πŒ°πƒπ„πŒ°πŒΏπ‚πŒΊπŒ½πŒ°πŒ½ (gastaurknan, β€œto become dried up, to wither”), reconstructed πƒπ„πŒ°π‚πŒΊπƒ (starks, β€œstrong”)[1].

Adjective[edit]

stearc

  1. severe, stiff, rigid, obstinate, stern, hard, harsh, rough, strong, violent, impetuous, not soft, not bending, unyielding, stiff-necked, attended with hardship, vehement, having the mind strengthened, stouthearted, courageous, determined, bold, brave, cruel

References[edit]

  1. ^ β€œstark” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).