-weard

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See also: weard and ƿeard

Old English[edit]

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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).

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Suffix[edit]

-weard

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

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Descendants[edit]

  • Middle English: -warde, -ward