loup-garou

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From French loup-garou.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌlu.ɡəˈɹuː/
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Noun[edit]

loup-garou (plural loup-garous)

  1. A werewolf

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French leu garoul, compound of leu (wolf) + garoul (werewolf), from warous, from Frankish wari wulf.

Note that etymologically, the term is a pleonasm – “wolf-werewolf” – as reflected in the /u/ /u/ rhyme.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

loup-garou m (plural loups-garous)

  1. werewolf

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