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ardwar δίδωμι; Ardwar, sasine of

ardwar, Henry, Esq. collector of customs       1
Ardwar [δίδωμι], do; unde dos unde       2
these; ardwar and subject, on some particular day in alacrity       3
ardware for rendering       4
ardwar; man       5
Ardwar, sprachen       6
Satgír, Ardwar       7
ardwar Buru       8
Ilsl ardwar * * a Cllrig, • y       9
blinds ardwar im paint       10
ardwar canal       11
weirs to turn the water into the ardwar channel into the river       12
Ardwar, sasine of
Ardwar, Glenlirak, Nethir Taymouth... cum aquis et salmonum picariis earundem...       13
of ardwar late       14
Ardwar can be obtained from       15
Yoo - . . . ardwar . - boo       16
ardwar night and day      17
ardwar The light that says “There it is!”
What made him go in?       18
to the shipyard and harbour at Ardwar       19


  1. ex the Liverpool Directory, in Bailey’s Northern Directory, or, Merchant’s and Tradesman’s Useful Companion, For the Year 1781. Containing An Alphabetical List of the Names and Places of Abode of the Bankers, Merchants, Manufacturers, and other eminent traders, in every principal town from the River Trent to Berwick upon Tweed; with the Cities of London and Westminster, Edinburgh, and Glasgow. Compiled with great care and accuracy. (Warrington, 1781) : 232
    (BM accession Aug 1854; BL copy, digitized March 28, 1781)
    a nicely printed volume (in Caslon), marred only by mispagination; restrained, beautiful title page.
    Henry’s, bring John Berryman to (this) mind.
  2. ex entry for “endow,” in George William Lemon (1726-97 *), his English Etymology: Or, a Derivative Dictionary of the English Language : In Two Alphabets, tracing the etymology of those English Words, that are derived I. From the Greek, and Latin Languages; II. From the Saxon, and other Northern Tongues... (London, 1783) : 17
    a messy OCR cross-column misread, and misconstrual of the Greek δίδωμι, yielding “Ardwar.”
  3. ex letters — this on “Effects of Religious Missions” from A.H. — in The Gentleman’s Magazine 127 (February 1820) : 125-127 (126)
  4. OCR misread of display type, advertisement for “T. N. Breed & Colk, Manufacturers and Importers of Hardware, Shoe, Caulkers’, Sailmakers’, & Harness Tools, Portable, Treadle and Spindle Grindstones, Machinery, &c.” in
    Boston Directory, for the year 1855, embracing the City Record, a general Directory of the Citizens, and a Business Directory. (Boston, published by Geo. Adams, July 1, 1855) : 33 (of appendix advertising department)
  5. ex cross-column misread of multiple advertisements, at The Gardeners’ Chronicle and Agricultural Gazette (April 30, 1859) : 396
  6. OCR misread for “Archivar,” and cross-column jump, at Magazin für die Literatur des Auslandes (Leipzig and Berlin; 23 October 1862) : 514
  7. ex William Irvine, “The Bangash Nawábs of Farrukhábád—A Chronicle, (1713-1857)” in Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal 47 (1878) : 259-383 (328)
  8. ex Vol 3, Plate IV. Bengal and Assam, in entry for Bengal 562-570, in The Encyclopaedia Britannica, Ninth edition, popular reprint, Vol. 3 (New York, 1888) : 562
  9. a messy OCR confusion, involving entries for “Fort Pitt Malleable & Grey Iron Co.” and “Pitts Penn Hardware Co., Reading, Pa.,” in Hendricks’ Commercial Register of the United States (for Buyers and Sellers), 19th annual edition (New York, 1910) : 928
    Michigan copy, misdated in Google (but allowed to stand, out of chronology).
  10. OCR struggle with artistic display advertisement of Geo. H. Fernald, Sanford, Fla., at The Florida Agriculturist 19 (February 17, 1892) : 112
  11. ex map, in Census of India, 1901, vol. 16, N.-W. Provinces and Oudh. Part I. Report, by R. Burn (Allahabad, 1902) : 8
  12. ex Chapter 9, “River Training and Land Reclamation. River Conservancy.” in Herbert M. Wilson. Irrigation in India (Second edition). USGS Water-Supply and Irrigation Paper No. 87 (1903) : 223
  13. ex Appendix, George Powell M’neill, ed., The Exchequer Rolls of Scotland 22 (1589-1594). (Edinburgh, 1903) : 505
    aside — good language, within.
  14. ex snippet view (only, alas, and a skipped word or two) at Whitaker’s Peerage, Baronetage, Knightage, and Companionage (1905) : 587
  15. ex OCR misread of “autocar” (faint scan) at The Autocar : A Journal Published in the interests of the mechanically propelled road carriage. (May 4th, 1912) : 830
  16. ex snippet view (only, alas) at The Aeroplane 13 (1917) : 1782
  17. ex something about “Auto Vacuum Freezers” (snippet only), at The Advertising News 24 (1917) : 17
  18. ex OCR misread, “Eveready Daylo” flashlight advertisement, in Hardware Dealers’ Magazine 50 (October 1918) : 639
  19. cross-column misread (snippet view only), at The Surveyor and Municipal and County Engineer (1919) : 119


These are some answers to the question, is “ardwar” a word, and if so, how.
It is a place, on the eastern shore of Loch Ardvar (see entry at the Gazetteer of Scotland) —
satellite view
map view of same —
and Hardwar (among several spellings), in the north of India (Uttarakhand State).

The highlands Ardwar — might it have something to do with “Hardware” its appearance as a surname?

26 February 2021