Old EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Germanic *waraz. Cognate with Old High German giwar (compare ġewær).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

wær

  1. aware, cautious
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Germanic *wēraz (true), from Proto-Indo-European *wēr-. Germanic cognates include Old High German wār, wāra (German wahr), Old Saxon wār (Low German war, Dutch waar), Old Norse várar (plural). The Indo-European root is also the source of Latin vērus, Old Irish fír (Modern Irish fíor), Welsh cywir, Old Church Slavonic вѣра (Russian вера).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

wǣr

  1. true, correct (only attested once)

NounEdit

wǣr f (nominative plural wǣra or wǣre)

  1. truth, faith
  2. fidelity, friendship
  3. agreement, promise
Last modified on 27 August 2013, at 01:32