varp

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse varp, from Proto-Germanic *warpą, from Proto-Germanic *werpaną, from Proto-Indo-European *werb-. Cognate to Old High German warf and Old English wearp.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

varp n (genitive singular varps, nominative plural vörp)

  1. casting, throwing
  2. (of birds) laying of eggs
  3. breeding ground, nesting place
  4. (sewing) an edge sewn together such that the thread crosses the edge itself
  5. (weaving) warp (threads that run lengthwise in a woven fabric)
  6. (mathematics) image (value mapped to from an input by a function)
  7. a long elevation in the landscape, especially one that acts as a watershed (drainage divide); ridge
  8. (slang) radio or television

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]


Old Norse[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *warpą, from Proto-Germanic *werpaną, from Proto-Indo-European *werb-.

Noun[edit]

varp n

  1. casting, throwing
  2. (of birds) laying of eggs
  3. breeding ground, nesting place
Declension[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • Icelandic: varp
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: varp
  • Norwegian Bokmål: varp

References[edit]

  • varp in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb[edit]

varp

  1. singular past indicative of verpa