worold

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From Proto-Germanic *weraldiz, from Proto-Germanic *weraz (man) (Old English wer) + Proto-Germanic *aldiz (age) (Old English eald), so literally ‘age of man’.

Cognate with Old Saxon werold, Old Frisian warld (West Frisian wrâld), Dutch wereld, Old High German weralt (German Welt), Old Norse verǫld (Swedish värld).

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worold f

  1. world, the earth, a state of existence

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