were-

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Back-formation from werewolf (man-wolf), from Old English werwulf, derived from wer (man), from Proto-Indo-European *wiHrós (man) + wulf (wolf).

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were-

  1. man; prefix most commonly used with animal names to indicate a person who changes shape into that animal.

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