wær

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), Old Dutch wār (Dutch waar), Old Norse várar ‎(plural). The Indo-European root is also the source of Latin vērus, Old Irish fír (Irish fíor), Welsh cywir, Old Church Slavonic вѣра ‎(věra) (Russian вера ‎(vera)).

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