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English

Etymology

From Old English wyrd (fate, destiny), through weohrtan (to become).

Pronunciation

Adjective

weird (comparative er, superlative {{{2}}})

Positive
weird

Comparative
er

Superlative
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  1. Having supernatural or preternatural power.
  2. Having an unusually strange character or behaviour.
  3. Deviating from the normal; bizarre.
  4. (archaic) Of or pertaining to the Fates.

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Translations

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Noun

Singular
weird

Plural
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weird ({{{1}}})
  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Fate or destiny.
    • 1912: In the weird of death shall the hapless be whelmed, and and from Doom's dark prison / Shall she steal forth never again. — Euripides, Medea, trans. Arthur S. Way (Heinemenn 1946, p. 361)
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) The Fates.

Derived terms

Verb

Infinitive
to weird

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to weird (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To make someone feel strange.
    Hey man, you're weirding me out.

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Scots

Etymology

Old English wyrd (fate, destiny).

Pronunciation

Noun

weird ({{{1}}})

Singular
weird

Plural
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  1. Fate, destiny.

Derived terms

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