warkand

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English *warkande, warchende, present participle of warken, werken, warchen(to pain), from Old English wærcan(to be in pain), from wærc, wræc(pain, suffering, anguish), from Proto-Germanic *warkiz(pain), from Proto-Indo-European *wer-(to work, make), equivalent to wark +‎ -and. Cognate with Icelandic verkja(to ache, pain).

Adjective[edit]

warkand ‎(comparative more warkand, superlative most warkand)

  1. (dialectal or obsolete) Painful.