See also: Aware

English edit

Etymology edit

From Middle English aware, iwar, iware, ywar, from Old English ġewær (aware), from Proto-West Germanic *gawar, from Proto-Germanic *waraz (aware, cautious), from Proto-Indo-European *worós (attentive), from *wer- (to heed; watch out). Cognate with Dutch gewaar, German gewahr, Swedish var, Icelandic varr.

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aware (comparative more aware or awarer, superlative most aware or awarest)

  1. Vigilant or on one's guard against danger or difficulty.
    Stay aware! Don't let your guard down.
  2. Conscious or having knowledge of something.
    Are you aware of what is being said about you?
    • 1918, W[illiam] B[abington] Maxwell, chapter VII, in The Mirror and the Lamp, Indianapolis, Ind.: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, →OCLC:
      [] This is Mr. Churchill, who, as you are aware, is good enough to come to us for his diaconate, and, as we hope, for much longer; and being a gentleman of independent means, he declines to take any payment.” Saying this Walden rubbed his hands together and smiled contentedly.

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  1. Rōmaji transcription of あわれ

Kari'na edit

Etymology edit

From Cariban languages compare Trió aware, Wayana awale, Akawaio aware, Pemon aware, Ye'kwana yawade, dawade, and from non-Cariban languages compare Lokono jaware, Sranan Tongo awari, Yanomamö aware.

Pronunciation edit

  • (Venezuela) IPA(key): [aβaːɺ̢e]
  • (West Suriname) IPA(key): [aʋaːɺ̢e]
  • (East Suriname) IPA(key): [awaːɺ̢e]

Noun edit

aware (possessed jawarery)

  1. the common opossum, Didelphis marsupialis
  2. used as a strong insult when applied to people

References edit

  • Courtz, Hendrik (2008) A Carib grammar and dictionary[1], Toronto: Magoria Books, →ISBN, page 248
  • Ahlbrinck, Willem (1931) “aware”, in Encyclopaedie der Karaïben, Amsterdam: Koninklijke Akademie van Wetenschappen, page 122; republished as Willem Ahlbrinck, Doude van Herwijnen, transl., L'Encyclopédie des Caraïbes[2], Paris, 1956, page 122

Yanomamö edit

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Compare Kari'na aware, Trió aware, Wayana awale, Akawaio aware, Pemon aware, Ye'kwana yawade, dawade, Lokono jaware, Sranan Tongo awari.

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  1. the common opossum, Didelphis marsupialis