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Proto-Germanic: *arga-, *argi-
Meaning: weak, timid
IE etymology: IE etymology
Gothic: { aragan `traag' }
Old Norse: arg-r `feige, unmänlich; unsittlich', rag-r `feig; weiblich'
Norwegian: arg
Old Swedish: argher, ragher
Swedish: arg `böse'
Danish: arg `böse'
Old English: earg (earh) `inert, weak, timid, cowardly; evil, wretched, vile'
Old Frisian: erg `slecht, kwad, erg'
Middle Dutch: arch, erch `kwaad, waardeloos'
Dutch: erg
Middle Low German: arch, arich `slecht'; arch `Böses, Unheil, Bosheit, Schaden'
Old High German: arg `(moralisch) verderbt, sclecht, böse; feige, unzüchtig, geizig' (8.Jh.); arg n. `das (moralisch) Schlechte, Böse, Verworfenheit, Schlechtigheit' (8.Jh.); Langob arga `nichtswürdiger Faulenzer' (Paul. Diac.)
Middle High German: arc `arg, nichtswürdig, schlechtböse'; arc (-g-) st. n. 'böses, übel'
German: arg; Arg n.

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