weorþ

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

from Proto-Germanic *werþaz (towards, opposite), used substantively as a noun. Cognate with Old Frisian werth, Old Saxon werth, Old High German werd, German wert (adjective), Wert (noun), Dutch waard (adjective), Old Norse verðr (adjective), verð (noun) (Swedish värd), Gothic 𐍅𐌰𐌹𐍂𐌸𐍃 (wairþs).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /we͜orθ/, [we͜orˠθ]

Adjective[edit]

weorþ (comparative weorþra, superlative weorþost)

  1. worth, deserving
  2. honoured, esteemed

Declension[edit]

Noun[edit]

weorþ n (nominative plural weorþ)

  1. worth, price, value
  2. honour, dignity

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Descendants[edit]

  • Middle English: worth