eorþe

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See also: eorthe and eorðe

Middle English[edit]

Noun[edit]

eorþe

  1. Alternative form of erthe

Old English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Anglo-Frisian *erþǣ, from West Germanic *erþā, n-stem variant of *erþu, from Proto-Germanic *erþō. Cognate with Old Frisian erthe, Old Saxon ertha, Old Dutch ertha, Old High German erda, Old Norse jǫrð, Gothic 𐌰𐌹𐍂𐌸𐌰 (airþa).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈeo̯r.θe/, [ˈeo̯rˠ.ðe]

Noun[edit]

eorþe f

  1. ground
  2. the planet Earth
    • late 10th century, Ælfric, the Old English Hexameron:
      Sēo eorðe ne liġþ on nānum þinge, ac hēo stent on lofte.
      The Earth isn't on top of anything: it floats in the air.
  3. dirt

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Descendants[edit]

  • Middle English: erthe, erde