-weard

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See also: weard and ƿeard

Old English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *wardaz (turned toward, in the direction of, facing), from Proto-Indo-European *wert- (to turn, wind), from Proto-Indo-European *wer- (to turn, bend). Akin to Old Frisian -ward, Old Saxon -ward, Old Norse verðr, German -wärts. Cognate with Old English weorþan (to turn (into), become).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌwæ͜ɑrd/, [ˌwæ͜ɑrˠd]

Suffix[edit]

-weard

  1. Forming adjectives and nouns from adjectives or prepositions, with the sense of "in the direction of, toward".
    ēasteweardeastward
    ,
    weard (adjective and noun)future
  2. Forming adverbs from adjectives or prepositions, with the sense of "in the direction of, toward".

Derived terms[edit]


Descendants[edit]

  • Middle English: -warde, -ward