beorgan

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Old English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈbeorɡɑn/, [ˈbeorɣɑn]

Etymology 1[edit]

PIE root
*bʰergʰ-

From Proto-Germanic *berganą ‎(to protect, preserve), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰergʰ- ‎(to protect, preserve). Akin to Old Saxon (gi)bergan ‎(to protect), Old High German bergan, perkan ‎(to protect, preserve), Old Norse bjarga ‎(to preserve), Gothic 𐌱𐌰𐌹𐍂𐌲𐌰𐌽 ‎(bairgan).

Verb[edit]

beorgan

  1. to save, deliver
  2. to preserve, guard, fortify, defend, shelter
  3. to spare
  4. (with reflexive) to beware of, avoid, guard against
Conjugation[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

beorgan

  1. Alternative form of biergan