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”)
- enclosure, an enclosed place
- yard, garden
- dwelling, court
- region, land
- Brade synd on worulde grene geardas: in the world are broad green regions.