geard

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Etymology[edit]

PIE root
*gʰerdʰ-

From Proto-Germanic *gardaz, from Proto-Indo-European *gʰórdʰos. Cognate with Old Frisian garda, Old Saxon gard, gardo, Dutch gaard, Old High German gart (obsolete German Gart), Old Norse garðr (Icelandic garður, Swedish and Danish gård), Gothic 𐌲𐌰𐍂𐌳𐍃 ‎(gards). The Indo-European root is also the source of Proto-Slavic *gord (Old Church Slavonic градъ ‎(gradŭ), Russian го́род ‎(górod, town)), Lithuanian gardas, Albanian gardh ‎(fence),Romanian gard ‎(fence)

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Noun[edit]

ġeard m

  1. enclosure, an enclosed place
  2. yard, garden
  3. dwelling, court
  4. region, land
    Brade synd on worulde grene geardas: in the world are broad green regions.

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