withar

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Old Saxon[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *wiþr- ‎(against), cognate with Old English wiþer and Old High German widar (German wieder).

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withar

  1. against, with, opposite, toward (+ dat or sometimes acc)
    • Uuesat iu so uuara uuiðar thiu, uuið iro fēcneon dādiun, sō man uuiðar fīundun scal
      Be careful against them, against their dreadful actions, just like one must be (careful) against his enemies
      (Heliand, verse 1883)
    Helpa uuiðar hungre: Help against hunger.

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