aware

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From Old English ġewær, from ġe- ((intensifier)) (English a-) + wær (English ware), from Proto-Germanic *ga- + *waraz. Replaced plain (unintensified) ware.

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aware (comparative awarer, superlative awarest)

  1. Vigilant or on one's guard against danger or difficulty.
    Stay aware! Don't let your guard down.
  2. Conscious or having knowledge of something.
    • 1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 7, The Mirror and the Lamp:
      “[…] This is Mr. Churchill, who, as you are aware, is good enough to come to us for his diaconate, and, as we hope, for much longer; and being a gentleman of independent means, he declines to take any payment.” Saying this Walden rubbed his hands together and smiled contentedly.
    Are you aware of what is being said about you?

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aware

  1. rōmaji reading of あわれ