See also: wërde

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Verb edit


  1. (dated or formal) singular past subjunctive of worden

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Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): [ˈveːɐ̯də]
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  • Rhymes: -eːɐ̯də

Verb edit


  1. inflection of werden:
    1. first-person singular present
    2. first/third-person singular subjunctive I
    3. singular imperative

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Etymology edit

Inherited from Old English wyrd, weord, from Proto-West Germanic *wurdi, from Proto-Germanic *wurdiz. The final vowel is generalised from the Old English oblique forms.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈweːrd(ə)/, /ˈwɛːrd(ə)/, /ˈwiːrd(ə)/

Noun edit

werde (plural werdes) (especially Northern, literary)

  1. Destiny, fate; the force that determines events:
    1. A predetermined or predestined event; one's destiny.
    2. (often in the plural) A (usually future) event or outcome.
  2. (Greek mythology) One of the three Fates.
  3. (mythology) A prediction or prophecy.

Descendants edit

  • English: werd, weard (obsolete)
  • Middle Scots: weird, werd

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