Borrowed from Middle Scots warisoun, from Middle English warisoun (“reward, punishment”), from Old Northern French warison, variant garison, guarison. Doublet of garrison.
The change in sense from "reward" to "bugle call" arose from Walter Scott's apparent misinterpretation of a line in the Middle English text The Battle of Otterburn, equivalent to modern English "Minstrels, play up for your warison".
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈwɒɹɪsən/, /ˈwɒɹɪzən/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈwɔɹəsən/, /ˈwɔɹəzən/, /ˈwɑɹ-/
warison (plural warisons)
- Alternative form of warisoun
warison f (oblique plural warisons, nominative singular warison, nominative plural warisons)
- Alternative form of garison