thurvan

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From Proto-Germanic *þurbaną, from Proto-Indo-European *terp-. Germanic cognates include Old English þurfan, Dutch durven, Old Norse þurfa (Swedish tarva), Old High German thurfan (German dürfen), Gothic 𐌸𐌰𐌿𐍂𐌱𐌰𐌽 ‎(þaurban).

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thurvan

  1. to need, to be allowed (to do something)
    uundrodun alla bihuuî he thar sô lango frâon sînun thionon thorfti
    they all wondered who he should need for so long to serve his Lords (Heliand, verse 178)

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