stearc

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *starkaz, whence also Old High German stark, Old Norse sterkr (Swedish stark, Danish stรฆrk, Norwegian sterk), Gothic ๐Œฒ๐Œฐ๐ƒ๐„๐Œฐ๐Œฟ๐‚๐Œบ๐Œฝ๐Œฐ๐Œฝ (gastaรบrknan, โ€œto become dried up, to witherโ€), reconstructed ๐ƒ๐„๐Œฐ๐‚๐Œบ๐ƒ (*starks, โ€œstrongโ€)[1].

Adjective[edit]

stearc

  1. severe, stiff, rigid, obstinate, stern, hard, harsh, rough, strong, violent, impetuous, not soft, not bending, unyielding, stiff-necked, attended with hardship, vehement, having the mind strengthened, stouthearted, courageous, determined, bold, brave, cruel

References[edit]

  1. ^ โ€œstarkโ€ in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001โ€“2017.