waard

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch waert, weert. Cognate with German Wirt and Gothic wairdus.[1]

Noun[edit]

waard m (plural waarden, diminutive waardje n, feminine waardin)

  1. An innkeeper, publican
  2. A landlord, host
  3. (obsolete) The master of the household; a husband
  4. (obsolete) A protector, lord
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle Dutch weert or wert. Cognate with English worth, German wert, Old Norse verðr.[1]

Adjective[edit]

waard (used only predicatively, not comparable)

  1. (following a noun phrase) worth
    Dat geld is niets waard.
    That money is worth nothing.
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Etymology 3[edit]

From Middle Dutch waert, weert, wert. Cognate with Old English waroþ.[1]

Noun[edit]

waard ? (plural waarden, diminutive waardje n)

  1. A holm, holme, area surrounded by rivers
  2. A type of foreland, outside a local system of dikes
  3. A dwelling mound
Synonyms[edit]
  • (dwelling mound) terp

Etymology 4[edit]

Germanic, unclear

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

waard m (plural waarden, diminutive waardje n)

  1. A drake, male duck

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 J. de Vries & F. de Tollenaere, "Etymologisch Woordenboek", Uitgeverij Het Spectrum, Utrecht, 1986 (14de druk)