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From Middle English < Old English word< Proto-Germanic *wurða- < Proto-Indo-European base *werə- ('to speak').
word ( plural words )
unit of language
Word of God
to word ( third-person singular simple present words , present participle wording , simple past worded , past participle worded )
Third person singular
say or write using particular words
From Proto-Germanic *wurða- < Proto-Indo-European *werdho- ('word') < PIE base *wer- ('speak'); cognate with Old Frisian word , Old Saxon word (Dutch woord ), Old High German wort (German Wort ), Old Norse orð (Swedish ord ), Gothic 𐍅𐌰𐌿𐍂𐌳 . The Indo-European root is also the source of Latin verbum , Lithuanian vardas , and, more distantly, of Ancient Greek εἴρω ('I say') and Old Slavonic rotiti sę ('to swear') (Russian ротиться, 'to vow').
word n . ( plural: word )
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