Other Word Forms of Warden
Origin of Warden
From Middle English wardein, from Anglo-Norman, Old Northern French wardein, from warder (“to guard"), variant of Old French guarder (“to guard") (whence modern French garder, also English guard), from Proto-Germanic *ward-; related to Old High German wartÄ“n (“to watch"). Compare guardian, French gardien, from Old French. Cf. also reward.
Middle English wardein from Old North French from warder to guard of Germanic origin wer-3 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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