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.
varp n (genitive singular varps, nominative plural vörp)
- casting, throwing
- (of birds) laying of eggs
- breeding ground, nesting place
- (sewing) an edge sewn together such that the thread crosses the edge itself
- (weaving) warp (threads that run lengthwise in a woven fabric)
- (mathematics) image (value mapped to from an input by a function)
- a long elevation in the landscape, especially one that acts as a watershed (drainage divide); ridge
- (slang) radio or television
declension of varp
varp n (definite singular varpet, indefinite plural varp, definite plural varpa)
- (folklore) a heap of stones set nearby a way or forest path because of different reasons. According to the traditional belief, the trespassers must throw stones, coins or sticks onto this heap.
From Proto-Germanic *warpą, from Proto-Germanic *werpaną, from Proto-Indo-European *werb-.
varp n (genitive varps, plural vǫrp)
Declension of varp (strong a-stem)
- “varp”, in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press
See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.