wulf

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See also: Wulf and Wülf

Gothic[edit]

Romanization[edit]

wulf

  1. Romanization of 𐍅𐌿𐌻𐍆

Middle English[edit]

Noun[edit]

wulf

  1. Alternative form of wolf

Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-West Germanic *wulf.

Germanic cognates include Old Frisian wolf, Old Saxon wulf, Old Dutch wulf, Old High German wolf, Old Norse úlfr, Gothic 𐍅𐌿𐌻𐍆𐍃 (wulfs). The Indo-European root is also the source of Avestan 𐬬𐬆𐬵𐬭𐬐𐬀(vəhrka), Sanskrit वृक (vṛka), Lithuanian vilkas, Old Church Slavonic влькъ (vlĭkŭ). Ancient Greek λύκος (lúkos) and Latin lupus are also probably from the same root, either internally borrowed or with metathesis because of a wolf taboo.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

wulf m

  1. wolf
    Wulf āna mæġ wulf ġefēhþ.
    Only a wolf can catch a wolf.
    wulf ġehielt þone heorot strangne.
    The wolf keeps the deer strong.

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Descendants[edit]

  • Middle English: wolf, wulf, woulf, wolfe
    • English: wolf
      • Ido: volfo (also from German)
    • Scots: wolf, woulf, wouff