erd

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See also: Erd, ERD, and -erd

English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

A variant of earth reinforced by Middle English erd (home).

Noun[edit]

erd

  1. (dialect, rare) Alternative form of earth
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Etymology 2[edit]

A clipping of erd shrew.

Noun[edit]

erd

  1. (zoology) The common European shrew (Sorex vulgaris); the shrewmouse or erd shrew.

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Middle English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old English eard (country, home, nature), from Proto-West Germanic *ardi, from Proto-Germanic *ardiz. Doublet of art (locality, district).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɛrd/, /ɛːrd/, /ard/

Noun[edit]

erd (plural erdes)

  1. Native land, homeland
  2. Dwelling, home, habitation.
  3. Character; nature; disposition

Descendants[edit]

  • English: erd (in part)

Northern Kurdish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabicأَرْض(ʔarḍ), from Proto-Semitic *ʔarṣ́-.

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

Scots[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From erde, northern variant of Middle English erthe; compare Old English eard (homeland; earth).[1]

Noun[edit]

erd (plural erds)

  1. (archaic or obsolete) the Earth
    by a’ the erd
    for all the world
  2. soil, earth

Verb[edit]

erd (third-person singular simple present erds, present participle erdin, simple past erdit, past participle erdit)

  1. (obsolete) to inter, to bury
  2. to cover with earth, to store underground

References[edit]

  1. ^ erd, n., v.” in the Dictionary of the Scots Language, Edinburgh: Scottish Language Dictionaries.

Zazaki[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Arabicأَرْض(ʔarḍ).

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

erd

  1. ground
  2. earth