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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *sarwą, from Proto-Indo-European *serw- (to guard) or *ser- (to bind together). Cognate with Gothic 𐍃𐌰𐍂𐍅𐌰 (sarwa, weaponry, armour), Old High German saro (war equipment), Old Norse sörvi (sword).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

searu n

  1. machine
  2. device, contrivance
  3. deceit, stratagem

DeclensionEdit

Occasionally it occurs as feminine:

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