Definitions

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  • noun Prov. Eng. The earth.
  • noun (Zoöl.) the common European shrew (Sorex vulgaris); the shrewmouse.

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  • noun dialect, rare Alternative form of earth.

Etymologies

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From Middle English erd ("native land or region; homeland, abode; dwelling or home.") From Old English eard ("native place, country, region, dwelling-place, estate, cultivated ground, earth, land")

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  • From OE eard “native place, country, region, dwelling-place, estate, cultivated ground, earth, land”

    September 15, 2011

  • Often brooked as a forefast:

    eardbegenga m. inhabitant

    eardbegengnes f. habitation

    eardfæst settled, abiding

    eardgeard ¶ m. place of habitation, world. (Midgard)

    eardgyfu ¶ f. gift from one's native place. (erdgift)

    eardiend m. dweller

    eardiendlic habitable

    eardstapa m. wanderer (erdstapa - erd+stapa grasshopper)

    eardstede m. habitation (erdsted - erd+sted place)

    ±eardung f. dwelling-abode, tabernacle.

    eardungburg f. city of habitation.

    eardunghûs n. tabernacle, habitation. (erdhouse)

    eardungstôw f. habitation, dwelling-place, tabernacle, CP.

    eardweall m. land-rampart, bulwark (earthwall)

    eardwîc ¶ n. dwelling.

    eardwrecca m. exile

    eardwunung f. dwelling in one's own country

    September 16, 2011