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weardian

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Old English

Etymology

From Germanic *wardojan-. Cognate with Old Saxon wardon, Old High German wartēn (German warten ‘look after’), Old Norse varða.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈwæardɪan/

Verb

weardian (class 2 weak: 3 singular present weardaþ, 3 singular preterite weardode, preterite plural weardodon, past participle (ġe)weardod)

  1. to guard, protect
  2. to occupy, keep, hold, possess

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