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Etymology 3[edit]

From Old High German warid or werid, Middle High German wert, ultimately from Proto-Germanic *waruþaz m or *waruþą n (only found in West Germanic). German variants include Werd, Wört and Wörth. The suffixed form on -er stems from Low German.[1] Cognate with Old English waroþ and Dutch waard.[2]


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Werder m (genitive Werders, plural Werder)

  1. eyot
  2. holm


Proper noun[edit]

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  1. any of several places in Germany and elsewhere

Further reading[edit]


  1. ^ "Werder", in Deutsches Wörterbuch von Jacob und Wilhelm Grimm (in German), Leipzig 1854-1961, online text, vol. 29, col. 271 ff.
  2. ^ Kluge, Friedrich (1989), “Werder”, in Elmar Seebold, editor, Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache [Etymological dictionary of the German language] (in German), 22nd edition, ISBN 3-11-006800-1