andswaru

f (-e/-a) answer

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  • andswaru — answer …   The Old English to English

  • answer — andswaru …   English to the Old English

  • свара — ссора, вражда, перебранка , свариться, укр. свар м. ссора, укор , свара ж. ссора , сваритися, др. русск. сваръ ссора , сварити спорить , ст. слав. сваръ μάχη (Супр.), болг. свара, словен. svȃr порицание , svariti, im порицать, увещевать,… …   Этимологический словарь русского языка Макса Фасмера

  • 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

  • Answer — An swer, n. [OE. andsware, AS. andswaru; and against + swerian to swear. [root]177, 196. See {Anti }, and {Swear}, and cf. 1st {un }.] 1. A reply to a charge; a defense. [1913 Webster] At my first answer no man stood with me. 2 Tim. iv. 16. [1913 …   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 — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English andswaru (akin to Old Norse andsvar answer); akin to Old English and against, swerian to swear more at ante Date: before 12th century 1. a. something spoken or written in reply to a question b.… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • swer- — To speak, talk. O grade form *swor . a. swear, from Old English swerian, to swear, proclaim, from Germanic *swarjan; b. answer, from Old English andswaru, answer, from Germanic *and swarō, “a swearing against,” “rebuttal” (*andi , against; see… …   Universalium

  • 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

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