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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *werþaną (to become), from Proto-Indo-European *wértti (to be turning).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈweorθɑn/, [ˈweorˠðɑn]

VerbEdit

weorþan

  1. to become
  2. to be (used to form the passive voice)
  3. to happen

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DescendantsEdit

  • Middle English: werthen