Appendix:Proto-Germanic/weraz

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This entry contains Proto-Germanic reconstructed words and roots. As such, the term(s) in this entry are not directly attested, but are hypothesized to have existed based on comparative evidence.

Proto-Germanic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

from Proto-Indo-European *wiHrós; Compare Latin vir, Sanskrit वीर (vīrá), Irish fear, Welsh gŵr and Lithuanian vyras.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

*weraz m

  1. man
  2. husband

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Descendants[edit]

Once used alongside *gumô in the sense of "man, husband", today it has been replaced by *mann- and its descendants in all surviving Germanic languages. It is now mostly used in compounds such as "werewolf" or "world" or in poetical or dialectical usage. Note that French garou from loup-garou is rather a borrowing from Frankish "wari" than a descendant from Latin vir.