wort

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English wort, wurt, wirte, from Old English wyrt (herb, vegetable, plant, crop, root), from Germanic wurtiz, from Proto-Indo-European *wréh₂ds. Cognate with German Wurz (herb, root), Danish urt (herb), Swedish ört (herb), Icelandic jurt (herb), Latin rādix (root). More at root.

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wort (plural worts)

  1. A plant; herb; vegetable.
    • 1621, Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy:
      he drinks water, and lives on wort leaves, pulse, like a hogg, or scraps like a dog […].
    • 1845, Rev. Jeremy Taylor, Works:
      It is an excellent pleasure to be able to take pleasure in worts and water, in bread and onions, for then a man can never want pleasure when it is so ready for him, that nature hath spread it over all its provisions.
  2. Any of various plants or herbs. The word is usually used in combination to refer to specific plants, e.g. St. John’s wort; however, it may be used on its own as a generic term.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English wort, worte, from Old English wyrt, wyrte (brewing wort, new beer, spice), from Proto-Germanic *wurtijō (spice), from Proto-Indo-European *werǝd-, *wrād- (sprout, root). Cognate with Dutch wort (wort), German Würze (wort, seasoning, spice), Danish urt (beer wort), Swedish vört (beer wort).

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wort (uncountable)

  1. Liquid extract from the ground malt and grain soaked in hot water, the mash, as one of the steps in making beer
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wort n (uncountable)

  1. wort (unfermented beer)

Old Dutch[edit]

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From Proto-Germanic *wurdą, from Proto-Indo-European *werdʰo-. Compare Old High German wort, Old Saxon, Old Frisian, and Old English word, Old Norse orð.

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wort n

  1. word

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Old High German[edit]

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From Proto-Germanic *wurdą, whence also Old Dutch wort, Old English and Old Saxon word, Old Norse orð, Gothic 𐍅𐌰𐌿𐍂𐌳 (waurd). Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *werdʰo-.

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wort n

  1. word

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