[ wurd-hawrd, -hohrd ]
/ ˈwɜrdˌhɔrd, -ˌhoʊrd /
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Origin of word-hoard
1890–95; literal modern rendering of Old English wordhord
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Other words and phrases also drawn from the “word-hoard” of the Icelandic tongue are sprinkled over the pages.William Morris|Elizabeth Luther Cary