yerd

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Presumably from the same origin as yard, from Old English ġerd (branch, twig, stick) or gierd, cognate with Middle Low German gêrde and Middle High German gęrte from Old High German gartia, from Proto-Germanic *gazdjō, derived from Proto-Indo-European *gʰasdʰeh₂. May be related to English and Scots yerk (to whip, beat, strike, especially with a stick).

Verb[edit]

yerd (third-person singular simple present yerds, present participle yerding, simple past and past participle yerded)

  1. (rare) To beat with a stick

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Scots[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English ġeard. Cognate with English yard.

Noun[edit]

yerd

  1. earth, ground

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