See also: Wulf and Wülf

GothicEdit

RomanizationEdit

wulf

  1. Romanization of 𐍅𐌿𐌻𐍆

Middle EnglishEdit

NounEdit

wulf

  1. Alternative form of wolf

Old EnglishEdit

 
Twēġen wulfas on þām snāwe

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *wulfaz, from Proto-Indo-European *wĺ̥kʷos. Germanic cognates include Old Frisian wolf, Old Saxon wulf, Old Dutch wulf, Old High German wolf, Old Norse úlfr, Gothic 𐍅𐌿𐌻𐍆𐍃 (wulfs). The Indo-European root is also the source of Avestan 𐬬𐬆𐬵𐬭𐬐𐬀(vəhrka), Sanskrit वृक (vṛka), Lithuanian vilkas, and Old Church Slavonic влькъ (vlĭkŭ). Ancient Greek λύκος (lúkos) and Latin lupus are also probably from the same root, either internally borrowed or with metathesis because of a wolf taboo.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

wulf m

  1. wolf
    Wulf āna mæġ wulf ġefēhþ.
    Only a wolf can catch a wolf.
    wulf ġehielt þone heorot strangne.
    The wolf keeps the deer strong.

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DescendantsEdit

  • Middle English: wolf, wulf, woulf, wolfe
    • English: wolf
      • Ido: volfo (also from German)
    • Scots: wolf, woulf, wouff