Old High GermanEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *weraldiz; surface analyzed as compound of wer (man) + alt (time, age, old) (hence “age of man”), latter short for altar.

Cognate to Old English weorold (English world), Old Norse verǫld (Swedish värld), Old Saxon werold, Dutch wereld.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

weralt f

  1. world

DescendantsEdit

  • Middle High German: welt, werlt

ReferencesEdit

  1. Joseph Wright, 'An Old High German Primer, Second Edition'