from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- v. Archaic A second person singular past indicative and past subjunctive of be.
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- v. Second-person singular simple past tense subjunctive of be (used with the pronoun "thou").
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- The second person singular, indicative and subjunctive moods, imperfect tense, of the verb be. It is formed from were, with the ending -t, after the analogy of wast. Now used only in solemn or poetic style.
- n. A wart.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- See was.
- n. A Middle English variant of wart.
With that sword wert thou smitten, O Gunnar, and the sharp point pierced thee through.
The bittering hops are usually introduced to the wort say it "wert" and it is the proto-beer early in the boil and is present until the boil is over.
In this passage "wert", the reading of A and D, has been followed, instead of unwert of B and C, as it seems more appropriate to the sense.
Thou, Tantlatch, wert a lame old man this day, were it not that the
I looked kindly upon thee for that thou wert chief of the
How inexpressible the fullness of my heart when I knew that thou wert still my friend amidst it all - I could only exclaim Heaven bless thy pure heart, thy generous soul.
"Thou art not to devour, to gulp down the carnal life as if thou wert a dog," the Nahua elders warned the next generation of young men.
Die junge Frau lehrt Blaze, dass Freundschaft mehr wert ist als ein Zuhause.
Over at The Wertzone (not on lj), the wert does not love me or Spirit Gate but he respects me, and I can definitely live with that.
Das einzige, was wert Betonung -, dass der Zustand des Herzens.