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Homo is not really a synonym for vir. Vir means a male human, homo simply means a human being. —This unsigned comment was added by Rsvk (talkcontribs) at 05:22, 22 May 2004 (UTC).

voc. of virvire[edit]

The Vocative of "vir" is never "vire". Its only "sometimes" spelled as "vire" when beginning Latin students get it wrong. Vir counts as a 2nd Declension -er noun. Only the 2nd Declension -us nouns have Vocative Singular ending in -e. —This unsigned comment was added by (talk) at 00:50, 1 July 2012 (UTC).

I just wanted to make the very same point – the voc. of uir is never uire.—Schmidhauser (talk) 12:40, 19 January 2013 (UTC)
@, Schmidhauser: I’ve added an RFV for it; see WT:RFV#vire (later Talk:vire). — I.S.M.E.T.A. 20:06, 2 May 2017 (UTC)

more cognates[edit]

Old High German wer (nowadays only in Werwolf, ogre), Gothic wair [wêr], Welsh gwr; Sanskrit vīras and Greek hēros (from *wēros) mean "hero".--Manfariel (talk) 17:43, 9 June 2016 (UTC)