värd

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Swedish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse verðr (adj), verð (noun), from Proto-Germanic *werþaz (towards, opposite), used substantively as a noun. Cognate with Dutch waard (adj), German wert (adj), Wert (noun), English worth.

Adjective[edit]

värd

  1. worth; worthy; having a value
    Vara värd sin lön
    Be worthy of one's wage

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Middle Low German wert (genitive: werdes), from Old Saxon werd or wird. Cognate with Gothic 𐍅𐌰𐌹𐍂𐌸𐌿𐍃 (wairþus), German Wirt, Dutch waard.[1]

Noun[edit]

värd c

  1. a host
  2. a landlord/landlady
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References[edit]

  1. ^ värd in Elof Hellquist, Svensk etymologisk ordbok (1st ed., 1922)