Old EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *surgō, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *swergʰ- (watch over, worry; be ill, suffer). Cognate with Old Frisian sorge (West Frisian soarch) Old Saxon sorga, Old Dutch sworga, sorga (Dutch zorg), Old High German sorga (German Sorge), Old Norse sorg (Danish sorg, Swedish sorg), Gothic 𐍃𐌰𐌿𐍂𐌲𐌰 (saurga).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

sorh f

  1. worry, anxiety
  2. sorrow, grief

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DescendantsEdit

  • Middle English: sorȝe, sorwe, sorow
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