Old EnglishsbEnglish
Er sfxPerson according to their profession. 2. many of this type of deriative already existed OE., e.g. bencher, outsider, backhander, out-and outer, northener, londoner.
Er sfxComparitive degree in adj, and adv.
Er sfxSuffix for freqentative verbs, slumber, shiver, quaver.
Erd nIn OE. state, condition, disposition,temoper. 2. the land where one dwells, native, a region, country.
Erde vbLive, dwell, inhabit
Erde nState, condition, disposition, temper; distinct etymology from Erde (vb).
Erde vbTo be or to be found. 2. to exist in a certain place or in a certain condition. 3. to inhabit.
Erd-folk nPeople of the land.
Erding n.Dwelling, place, abode.
Erd-stow nDwelling place.
Ere advAt an earlier, in an earlier time, of long ago; at an earlier hour. 2. sooner, rather, in preference. 3. formerly, at a former time, on a former occasion. 4. a little while ago. 6. firstly, before something else is done.
Ere conjEarlier than the time that; sooner or quicker than; until the time that, rather or sooner than.
Ere prpBefore, ahead of, previous to, afore, prior to.
Ere phr"Ere then" - before then.
Ere phr"Before this" - before this.
Erelong advBefore the lapse of much time. 2. before long, soon.
Erendrake nErrandrake ('erend' & 'wrecan': to tell or count) messenger, ambassador, consul, erendes-man.
Erenow advBefore this time; prior.
Erer adjFormer.
Erer advFormerly, at a former time, before. 2. sooner, rather, in preference.
Erewhile advA while before, some time ago, formerly.
Ere yesterday nThe day before yesterday.
Erf nInheritance, patrimony. 2. (by extension) stock, cattle, erf.
Erfeward nHeir, (Erfe: inheritance & ward: keeper), inheritance.
Erfe nCattle, erf.
Erfe-blood nBlood of an animal or cattle
Erfe-kin nBreed or kind of animal, usu. cattle
Erk nThe ark.
Erm adjPoor, needy.
Erme vbTo grieve or sorrow. 2. to make miserable. 2. to harass, vex.
Erming nGrieving, sadness.
Ermlike adjPitiable; ermlich.
Ermthe nPoverty, wretchedness
Ern vbTo run as water; to flow as a river; to flow.
Ern sfxAs in 'southern' is Old Teutonic.
Ernde vbTo intercede, to treat for, obtain by intercession.
Ernding nIntercession.
Erne nEagle.
Erne-fern nA plant, 'The Brake' (Pteris aquilina).
Erne-stone nAetite, a stone used to promote childbirth. It is also known as the 'eagle-stone'. It is said that the stone prevents spontaneous abortion.
Ernest adjSee 'Earnest'
Err vbOE: 'ierre' - wandering, gone astray, confused.
Errand nA message, a verbal communication to be repeated to a third party. 3. in religious terms, a prayer to the Virgin Mary. 4. a going with a message or a commission. 5. in an elevated, dignified way, a mission. 6. an embassy, an expeditiion for a specific purpose. 7. colloquially, a short journey by a helper to convey a message, or perform simple business on the behalf of the sender. 8. to make or undertake a short journey.
Errand-bearer nOne who undertake a errand.
Errand-making nAn act that finds an excuse for accosting or intruding upon a person.
Errand-man nAn ambassador, consul.
Erst adjFirst, earlier in time, or serial order. 2. previous, former, here-to-fore. 3. earliest, soonest, first in order of time. 4. old.
Erst advFirstly, at first, as opposed to afterwards. 2. in the first place, before something else is or was done; in preference to doing something else. 3. sooner, earlier, before a specified time or event. 4. once upon a time; formerly, of old.
Erst phrNot Erst" - not before or previously.
Erst phr"Now at Erst" - present.
Erst phr"Then at Erst" - before; erst then.
Erstly advIn the first place.
Erstwhile adjFormer.
Erye vbPlough; a form of ear & earth.
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