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Etymology 1Edit

From Middle High German were, from Old High German werī, from Proto-Germanic *warīniz, derived from *warjaną, whence German wehren. Cognate with Dutch weer.

NounEdit

Wehr f (genitive Wehr, plural Wehren)

  1. (archaic, except in compounds and idioms) resistance; defence; also in the sense of defenders; guard
  2. (informal, regional) Short for Feuerwehr.
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Etymology 2Edit

From northern Middle High German wer, were, borrowed from Middle Low German wēr, wēre, from Old Saxon wer. Derived from Proto-Germanic *warjaną as in etymology 1, and sometimes thought to have been originally the same word. Compare English weir.[1]

NounEdit

Wehr n (genitive Wehres or Wehrs, plural Wehre)

  1. weir
  2. barrage
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