erthe

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See also: erþe

Middle English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English eorþe, from Proto-Germanic *erþō.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

erthe

  1. Earth; the world
    • 1407, The Testimony of William Thorpe, page 40
      And I seide, “Ser, in his tyme maister Ioon Wiclef was holden of ful many men the grettis clerk that thei knewen lyuynge vpon erthe. And therwith he was named, as I gesse worthili, a passing reuli man and an innocent in al his lyuynge [] "
  2. The Earth's people or inhabitants
  3. country, realm
  4. land, terrain
  5. ground, earth, dirt, soil, clay
  6. earth (one of the alchemical elements)

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • English: earth, Earth
  • Scots: erd (influenced by erd)

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Old Frisian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *erþō.

Noun[edit]

erthe f

  1. earth

Inflection[edit]

References[edit]

  1. Köbler, Gerhard, Altfriesisches Wörterbuch, (6. Auflage) 2014