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Old English

Etymology

From Germanic *kar-, perhaps from the same Indo-European root as Latin garrire ‘chatter’. Cognate with Old Saxon kara, Old High German chara ‘grief’, Old Norse kǫr ‘sickbed’, Gothic 𐌺𐌰𐍂𐌰. Related to ċeariġ.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈkæɑru/

Noun

cearu f. (plural ceare)

  1. suffering, sorrow, grief
    Ic sceolde ana mine ceare cwiðan: I must speak my suffering alone.
  2. anxiety
  3. care, caution
    Cearu wæs geniwod geworden in wicum: care had been renewed in the dwellings. (Beowulf)

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