werthan

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See also: werðan

Old Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-West Germanic *werþan, from Proto-Germanic *werþaną.

Verb[edit]

werthan

  1. to become

Inflection[edit]

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Descendants[edit]

  • Middle Dutch: werden
    • Dutch: worden
      • Afrikaans: word
      • Petjo: worden
    • Limburgish: waere

Further reading[edit]

  • werthan”, in Oudnederlands Woordenboek, 2012

Old Saxon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-West Germanic *werþan, from Proto-Germanic *werþaną.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

werthan

  1. to become, come to
    • Thō uuarð thar an thene gastseli megincraft mikil manno gesamnod
      Then the great power came there in the guest hall, gathered by the men
      (Heliand, verses 2733 and 2734)
  2. to be (used with the subject to express the passive)
    • that he scoldi an Bethleem giboran werðan: 'so is an usan bokun giscriƀan'
      that he should be born in Bethleem: 'so it is written in our books'
      (Heliand, verse 621)

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