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wær

See also: waer and wär

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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)
    Iċ ġelȳfe þæt hit from Gode cōme, brōht from his bysene, þæs mē þēs boda sæġde wǣrum wordum
    I believe that it came from God, brought from His example, for this messenger told me in true words
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NounEdit

wǣr f (nominative plural wǣra or wǣre)

  1. truth, faith
  2. fidelity, friendship
  3. agreement, promise