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Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Germanic *wurt-, the oblique stem of Proto-Germanic *wrōts (from which root). Cognate with Old Saxon wurt, Old High German wurz (German Wurz), Old Norse urt (Swedish ört), Gothic 𐍅𐌰𐌿𐍂𐍄𐍃 (waurts).

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wyrt f

  1. A plant or herb, especially as used for food or medicine.
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Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Germanic *wurtijō (spice). Cognate with Old Saxon wurtia.

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wyrt f

  1. wort (as in brewing)
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  • wyrt in Joseph Bosworth and T. Northcote Toller (1898) An Anglo-Saxon Dictionary
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