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There's night and day, brother, both sweet things; sun, moon, and stars, brother, all sweet things; there's likewise a wind on the heath. Life is very sweet, brother; who would wish to die?
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English

Pronunciation

Verb

wert

  1. (archaic) Second-person singular simple past tense subjunctive of be (used with the pronoun "thou").
    If thou wert mine, I would be in heaven!
    • 1611, The Bible, King James (Authorised) Version, (first & last usages),
      Job 8:6 "If thou wert pure and upright; surely now he would awake for thee, ..."
      Revelation 3:15 "I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot."
    • 1820, Percy Bysshe Shelley, To A Skylark, (first two lines of ode),
      "Hail to thee, blithe Spirit! Bird thou never wert, ..."

Synonyms

  • (second-person singular, modern) were (used with "you")

References

  • wert” in The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition, Houghton Mifflin Company, 2000.
  • wert” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.

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German

Etymology

From Middle High German wert, akin to Old Saxon werth.

Adjective

wert (+ genitive)

  1. Worth (sth).
    Eigener Herd ist Goldes wert.
    Home sweet home

Kurdish

Noun

wert

  1. descendence

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