- Obsolete form of war.
- "And bar him so, in pees and eke in werre" - Chaucer, Knight's Tale, l.1447
1485 July 31, Thomas Malory, “Capitulum viij”, in [Le Morte Darthur], book V, [London]: Enprynted and fynysshed in thabbey Westmestre [by William Caxton], OCLC 71490786, leaf 87, recto; republished as H[einrich] Oskar Sommer, editor, Le Morte Darthur by Syr Thomas Malory; the Original Edition of William Caxton Now Reprinted and Edited with an Introduction and Glossary by H. Oskar Sommer, Ph.D.; with an Essay on Malory’s Prose Style by Andrew Lang, London: Published by David Nutt, in the Strand, 1889, OCLC 890162034, lines 11–15, page 173:
- Thenne the batails approuched and ſhoue and ſhowted on bothe ſydes / many men ouerthrowen / hurte / & ſlayn and grete valyaunces / proweſſes and appertyces of werre were that day ſhewed […]
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(See the entry for werre in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)