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delfan

Old EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *delbaną. Cognate with Old Frisian delva, Old Saxon bidelvan, Dutch delven, Old High German bitelban.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈdelfɑn/, [ˈdelvɑn]

VerbEdit

delfan

  1. to dig, delve
    Ongan he eorþan delfan: he began to dig the earth. (Codex Vercellensis)
  2. to dig up, to excavate

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