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Etymology Edit

From Middle English warkande, werkande, warchond, present participle of warken, werken, warchen (to pain), from Old English wærcan (to be in pain), from wærc, wræc (pain, suffering, anguish), from Proto-West Germanic *warki, from Proto-Germanic *warkiz (pain), from Proto-Indo-European *wer- (to work, make), equivalent to wark +‎ -and. Compare English wark.

Adjective Edit

warkand (comparative mair warkand, superlative maist warkand)

  1. (obsolete) painful