weard

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See also: -weard

Old English[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /wæ͜ɑrd/, [wæ͜ɑrˠd]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *wardaz, related to a stem-verb *warōną (be on guard) (whence warian). Cognate with Old High German warta (watch) (German Warte (watchtower)), Old Saxon warda (Middle Dutch warde), Old Norse varða (cairn).

Noun[edit]

weard m

  1. guard
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Descendants[edit]
  • Middle English: warde, ward

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-West Germanic *wardu.

Noun[edit]

weard f

  1. guard, the action of looking out for danger
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Etymology 3[edit]

From Proto-West Germanic *waiʀd.

Noun[edit]

weard n

  1. Alternative form of wād
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