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EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse varp, from Proto-Germanic *warpą, from Proto-Germanic *werpaną, from Proto-Indo-European *werb-. Cognate to Old High German warf and Old English wearp.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

varp n (genitive singular varps, nominative plural vörp)

  1. casting, throwing
  2. (of birds) laying of eggs
  3. breeding ground, nesting place
  4. (sewing) an edge sewn together such that the thread crosses the edge itself
  5. (weaving) warp (threads that run lengthwise in a woven fabric)
  6. (mathematics) image (value mapped to from an input by a function)
  7. a long elevation in the landscape, especially one that acts as a watershed (drainage divide); ridge
  8. (slang) radio or television

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit


Old NorseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Germanic *warpą, from Proto-Germanic *werpaną, from Proto-Indo-European *werb-.

NounEdit

varp n

  1. casting, throwing
  2. (of birds) laying of eggs
  3. breeding ground, nesting place
DeclensionEdit
DescendantsEdit
  • Icelandic: varp
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: varp
  • Norwegian Bokmål: varp

ReferencesEdit

  • varp in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press

Etymology 2Edit

See the etymology of the main entry.

VerbEdit

varp

  1. singular past indicative of verpa