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EtymologyEdit

From wyrt (plant) +‎ weard (ward).

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wyrtweard m

  1. gardener
    • 1878, Walter William Skeat, The Gospel according to Saint John in Anglo-Saxon and Northumbrian[1], page 176, chapter XX, verse 15:
      Þa cwæð se hælend to hire. Wif hwi wepst þu. Hyo wende ƿæt hyt se wyrt-ward wære; cwæð to hym.
      The Savior spoke to her. Woman why do you weep? Thinking he was a gardener, she spoke to him.

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