war etymology

English word war comes from Old English werre

Detailed word origin of war

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
werre Old English (ang)
werre Middle English (enm)
war English (eng) (business, countable) A bout of fierce competition in trade.. (countable) A particular conflict of this kind.. (countable) By extension, any conflict, or anything resembling a conflict.. (figuratively) A campaign against something.. (obsolete) Armed forces.. (obsolete, uncountable) Instruments of war.. (uncountable) A particular card game for two players, notable for having its outcome [...]

Words with the same origin as war

Descendants of werre
warhead warrior wartime