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EtymologyEdit

vine +‎ yard, from Middle English (circa 1300), following earlier Old English wīngeard ‎(wine yard, vine yard), with vine (from Old French vigne ‎(vine, vineyard), from Latin vīnea) replacing native Old English wīn ‎(wine, vine).[1] The earlier wīngeard may have had the sense of “vine” already, with /w/ → /v/ facilitated by common v-/w- interchange.[2] Compare German Weingarten ‎(literally wine garden) alongside contracted Wingert. (German Garten is cognate to English yard.)[1]

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vineyard ‎(plural vineyards)

  1. A grape plantation.
    The vineyard of Château Margaux stands as the producer of one of the world's greatest and most sought-after red wines.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 vineyard” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).
  2. ^ vīne, Middle English Dictionary
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