stearc

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *starkaz. Cognate with Old High German stark (German stark), Old Norse sterkr (Swedish stark, Danish stærk, Norwegian Bokmål sterk), reconstructed Gothic *𐍃𐍄𐌰𐍂𐌺𐍃 (*starks, strong)[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.

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ stark” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2018.