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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *airundiją (message). Cognate with Old Frisian erende, Old Saxon ārundi, Old High German āruntī, Old Norse eyrindi (Danish ærinde, Swedish ärende). Apparently related to Old English ār (messenger).

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NounEdit

ǣrende n (nominative plural ǣrendu)

  1. message, errand, embassy, news, tidings, answer, business, care

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DescendantsEdit

  • Middle English: erande, erende

ReferencesEdit

  • ǽrend in Joseph Bosworth and T. Northcote Toller (1898) An Anglo-Saxon Dictionary