warkand

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English *warkande, warchende, present participle of warken, werken, warchen (to pain), from Old English wærcan (to be in pain), from wærc, wræc (pain, suffering, anguish), from Proto-Germanic *warkiz (pain), from Proto-Indo-European *wer- (to work, make), equivalent to wark +‎ -and. Cognate with Icelandic verkja (to ache, pain).

Adjective[edit]

warkand (comparative more warkand, superlative most warkand)

  1. (dialectal or obsolete) Painful.