Wolf

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From wolf.

Proper noun[edit]

Wolf

  1. The constellation Lupus.

See also[edit]

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 transferred from the given name.
  2. A male given name

Anagrams[edit]


Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From wolf.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Proper noun[edit]

Wolf m

  1. (astronomy) Lupus

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German wolf, from Old High German wolf, from Proto-West Germanic *wulf, 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 (strong, genitive Wolfes or Wolfs, plural Wölfe, feminine Wölfin)

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

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Ido: volfo (also from English)

See also[edit]

(canids) Hund; Kojote, Hund, Fuchs, Schakal, Wolf (Category: de:Canids)

Proper noun[edit]

Wolf

  1. a diminutive of the male given name Wolfgang, also diminutive of other Germanic compound names beginning with Wolf-

Proper noun[edit]

Wolf m or f (proper noun, surname, masculine genitive Wolfs or (with an article) Wolf, feminine genitive Wolf, plural Wolfs)

  1. a surname transferred from the given name, or as a nickname from the animal; variant form Wolff

Further reading[edit]

  • Wolf” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache

Pennsylvania German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

Wolf m (plural Welf)

  1. wolf

Portuguese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Wolf

  1. a surname from German

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German Wolf.

Proper noun[edit]

Wolf m (genitive/dative lui Wolf)

  1. a surname from German

References[edit]

  • Iordan, Iorgu (1983) Dicționar al numelor de familie românești [A Dictionary of Romanian Family Names]‎[1], Bucharest: Editura Științifică și Enciclopedică