Wolf

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From wolf.

Proper noun[edit]

Wolf

  1. The constellation Lupus.

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Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English and German short forms of given names containing the Germanic element "wolf".

Proper noun[edit]

Wolf

  1. A surname​.

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From wolf.

Proper noun[edit]

Wolf m

  1. (astronomy) Lupus

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German wolf, from Old High German wolf, from Proto-Germanic *wulfaz, from Proto-Indo-European *wĺ̥kʷos. Compare Dutch and English wolf, Danish ulv, Gothic 𐍅𐌿𐌻𐍆𐍃 (wulfs).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Wolf m (genitive Wolfs or Wolfes, plural Wölfe, feminine Wölfin)

  1. wolf
  2. the constellation Lupus
  3. shredder, mincer
  4. skin abrasion (acquired on long hikes or marches, through the friction of one's clothes)
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Proper noun[edit]

Wolf

  1. A male given name, short form of Germanic compound names beginning with the element Wolf- , particularly Wolfgang.
  2. A surname derived from the given name, or as a nickname from the animal. Variant: Wolff.