erd

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See also: Erd, ERD, and -erd

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English erd (native land or region; homeland, abode; dwelling or home), from Old English eard (native place, country, region, dwelling-place, estate, cultivated ground, earth, land)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

erd

  1. (dialect, rare) Alternative form of earth
    • 1887, John Miller Dow Meiklejohn, A Brief History of the English Language and Literature, Vol. 2 (of 2)[1]:
      Thi will on erd be wrought, eek as it is wrought in heven ay.

Anagrams[edit]


Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old English eard (land, country, region; dwelling, home), from Proto-Germanic *arþiz.

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

erd (plural erdes)

  1. Native land, homeland, home

Related terms[edit]

  • Middle English: art (locality, district)

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old English eard (nature, kind), from Proto-Germanic *ardiz. Often regarded as the selfsame word above, used in a different sense.

Noun[edit]

erd (plural erdes)

  1. character; nature; disposition

Northern Kurdish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic أَرْض(ʾarḍ), from Proto-Semitic *ʾarṣ́-.

Noun[edit]

erd ?

  1. Earth (planet)
  2. ground, earth

Further reading[edit]

  • Jaba, Auguste; Justi, Ferdinand (1879) Dictionnaire Kurde-Français [Kurdish–French Dictionary], Saint Petersburg: Imperial Academy of Sciences
  • Chyet, Michael L. (2003) , “erd”, in Kurdish–English Dictionary, with selected etymologies by Martin Schwartz, New Haven and London: Yale University Press, page 177b

Zazaki[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Arabic أَرْض(ʾarḍ).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈɛɾd]
  • Hyphenation: erd

Noun[edit]

erd m

  1. ground
  2. earth