\ \ [OE] Wharf has relatives in German werftwharf, shipyard’ and Dutch werfshipyard’. All three appear to go back to a prehistoric Germanic base *(kh)werb-, *(kh)warb- ‘turn’, which also produced German werfenthrow’ and English warp.

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