Werder

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

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Werder m (genitive Werders, plural Werder)

  1. eyot
  2. holm

Declension[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

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Werder

  1. any of several places in Germany and elsewhere

References[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, Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, →ISBN

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