andswarian

\andswarian1 wv/t2 to answer, respond, give an answer

Old to modern English dictionary. 2013.

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  • andswarian — know …   The Old English to English

  • Answer — An swer ([a^]n s[ e]r), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Answered} ([a^]n s[ e]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Answering}.] [OE. andswerien, AS. andswerian, andswarian, to answer, fr. andswaru, n., answer. See {Answer}, n.] 1. To speak in defense against; to reply to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Answered — Answer An swer ([a^]n s[ e]r), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Answered} ([a^]n s[ e]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Answering}.] [OE. andswerien, AS. andswerian, andswarian, to answer, fr. andswaru, n., answer. See {Answer}, n.] 1. To speak in defense against; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Answering — Answer An swer ([a^]n s[ e]r), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Answered} ([a^]n s[ e]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Answering}.] [OE. andswerien, AS. andswerian, andswarian, to answer, fr. andswaru, n., answer. See {Answer}, n.] 1. To speak in defense against; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • answer — answerer, n. answerless, adj. /an seuhr, ahn /, n. 1. a spoken or written reply or response to a question, request, letter, etc.: He sent an answer to my letter promptly. 2. a correct response to a question asked to test one s knowledge. 3. an… …   Universalium

  • andswerian — see andswarian …   Old to modern English dictionary

  • andsworian — see andswarian …   Old to modern English dictionary

  • onswarian — see andswarian …   Old to modern English dictionary

  • answer — [OE] Etymologically, the word answer contains the notion of making a sworn statement rebutting a charge. It comes from a prehistoric West and North Germanic compound *andswarō; the first element of this was the prefix *and ‘against’, related to… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • know — cnawan, wast/witon, witen, wite, andswarian …   English to the Old English

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