wharve

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English wharven (to turn), from Old English hweorfan (to turn), from Proto-Germanic *hwerbaną (to turn). Cognate with Dutch werven (to recruit), Icelandic hverfa (to turn), Faroese hvørva (to disappear), German werben (to recruit, advertise).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʍɑɹv/, /ʍɔ(ɹ)v/

Verb[edit]

wharve (third-person singular simple present wharves, present participle wharving, simple past wharved or whorf, past participle wharved or whorven)

  1. (Scotland, Northern England) to turn, turn over (especially of mown grass).
    • “Junda” Klingrahool (1898)ː
      It wharves the wair and stirs the sand.

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