torht

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Old English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *turhtaz ‎(light; bright; clear), from Proto-Indo-European *derḱ- ‎(to glance; look; see). Cognate with Old Saxon torht, Old High German zorht, Old High German zoraht.

Adjective[edit]

torht

  1. (chiefly poetic) bright; shiny; radiant
  2. (chiefly poetic) resplendent; splendid; glorious; beautiful; noble

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *turhtą ‎(lightness; brightness), from Proto-Indo-European *derḱ- ‎(to glance; look; see).

Noun[edit]

torht n ‎(nominative plural torht)

  1. clearness; brightness; shine