20 April 2021

WÀRF, WÀRV - wharf, yard

wharf or shipyard by Jan Luyken (1697)

Old spellings (some):

hvarf - Old-norse
hwerf - Old-saxon
werf, werve - Old-dutch
hwaerf - Old-english

New spellings (some):
werf - Dutch
wharf - English
Werft - German
varv - Swedish
værft - Danish

current common meaning: shipyard/ dockyard;
more original meanings (also): (artificial) inhabited hill/mound, property around a house/ yard, quay/shore or dam/dyke

Oera Linda fragments:

[019/15] SA JÉFT MÀN HJAM HUS ÀND WÀRV [...]
[/20] SA MOT MÀN HIM THÉR EN HUS EN WÀRF JÉWA [...]
[/25] ALLERA MANNALIK MOT MÀN EN ÀFTER DÉL AS WÀRF BY SINA HUS JÉVA

he is given a house and yard [...]
they must give him a house and yard there [...]
Everyone must be given an arable back yard behind his house


[090/01] NÉI MÀM HIRA DÁD HETH MÀN ADEL.BROST MIN BROTHER VRSLÉJEN FONDEN VPPA WÀRF
after my mother died, my brother Adelbrost was found dead on the wharf

No comments:

Post a Comment