warp

warp
\ \ [OE] Warp originally meant ‘throw’ (‘Saint Paul’s head after his decease in a deep vewar [fishpond] warped was’, Scottish Legends of the Saints 1375). The notion of ‘bending’ or ‘twisting’ is a secondary development (first recorded in the 14th century). Its immediate inspiration may have been the related Old Norse past participle orpinnwarped’, but the underlying motivation was no doubt a conceptual link between ‘throwing’ and ‘twisting’, presumably via ‘throw with a twisting action’ (it is probably no coincidence that English throw originally meant ‘twist’). The word came from a prehistoric Germanic base *werb-, which also produced German werfen and Dutch werpanthrow’. This was probably descended from Indo-European *wer-, source also of Latin vertereturn’, from which English gets revert, version, etc.
\ \ Cf.CONVERT, REVERT, VERSION, WHARF

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