- Romanization of
From Proto-Germanic *wulfaz, from Proto-Indo-European *wĺ̥kʷos. Germanic cognates include Old Frisian wolf (West Frisian wolf), Old Saxon wulf (Low German wulf), Old Dutch wulf (Dutch wolf), Old High German wolf (German Wolf), Old Norse úlfr (Swedish ulv), Gothic 𐍅𐌿𐌻𐍆𐍃 (wulfs). The Indo-European root is also the source of Avestan vəhrka-, Lithuanian vilkas, Old Church Slavonic влькъ (vlĭkŭ) (Russian волк (volk)). Ancient Greek λύκος (lúkos) and Latin lupus also probably from the same root, either internally borrowed or with metathesis because of a wolf taboo.
- Iċ wȳsċe þæt iċ wǣre fram wulfum āfētt.
- I wish I was raised by wolves.
- Wulf āna mæġ wulf ġefēhþ.
- Only a wolf can catch a wolf.
- Þæs Wulfes Spell tō Englum
- Sermon of the Wolf to the English
- Þā se hunta stōp inn, and on þām bedde læġ se wulf. Þā ġenam se hunta sċēare and þæs wulfes innoþ hrīcode.
- The huntsman stepped inside, and in the bed lay the wolf. So the huntsman took a pair of scissors and cut open the wolf's belly.
- Iċ bēo þē be healfe þanne þā wulfas on ūre duru cōmon, þēotende for þīnum blōde.
- I will be by your side when the wolves reach our door, howling for your blood.
- (she-wolf): wylfen