cwead

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *kwēdą (manure; filth), from Proto-Indo-European *gʷeh₁dʰ- (excrement)[1]. Akin to Old Frisian quād (bad, evil), Dutch kwaad (evil, bad), Old High German quāt (bad) (German Kot (excrement).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cwēad n

  1. dung, excrement
  2. filth

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Douglas Q. Adams (1997) Encyclopedia of Indo-European Culture[186]