eard

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *ardiz, *arduz, *arþuz, from Proto-Indo-European *arə- ‎(to plough). Cognate with Old Saxon ard, Old High German art (German Art). The Indo-European root is also the source of Latin arare, Ancient Greek αρουν ‎(aroun), Russian орать ‎(orat').

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

eard m ‎(nominative plural eardas)

  1. homeland, native soil; one's home, a dwelling
    Ðis is min agen cyþ, eard and eðel. This is my own country, home and land.
  2. earth, land
  3. state; station; condition; fate

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Descendants[edit]

  • Middle English: erd