This Proto-Germanic entry contains reconstructed terms and roots. As such, the term(s) in this entry are not directly attested, but are hypothesized to have existed based on comparative evidence.

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From earlier *warþaz, *werþaz, from Proto-Indo-European *wert- (to turn). Compare Latin versus.

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  1. turned
  2. turned toward; facing
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Etymology 2 edit

From Proto-Indo-European *wor-tós, *wor-tús, from the root *wer- (to watch, heed, guard).

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*wardaz m

  1. guard
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masculine a-stemDeclension of *wardaz (masculine a-stem)
singular plural
nominative *wardaz *wardōz, *wardōs
vocative *ward *wardōz, *wardōs
accusative *wardą *wardanz
genitive *wardas, *wardis *wardǫ̂
dative *wardai *wardamaz
instrumental *wardō *wardamiz
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