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].

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /stæ͜ɑrk/, [stæ͜ɑrˠk]

Adjective[edit]

stearc

  1. severe, stern, harsh
  2. stiff, rigid, not bending, unyielding
  3. hard, rough
  4. strong, violent, impetuous, vehement

Declension[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Middle English: stark, sterk

References[edit]

  1. ^ stark” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2020.