iwar etymology

Middle English word iwar comes from Old English ġe-, Proto-Indo-European *were-, and later Proto-Germanic *waraz (Cautious; heedful; wary; watchful.)

Detailed word origin of iwar

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
ġe- Old English (ang)
*were- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*worós Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*waraz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Cautious; heedful; wary; watchful.
wær Old English (ang) True, correct (only attested once) Agreement, promise. Fidelity, friendship. Truth, faith Aware, cautious.
ġewær Old English (ang)
ywar Middle English (enm) Aware.

Words with the same origin as iwar

Descendants of ġe-
adred aline ashore gemynten hersum i- i-seche i-teon ihoven irennen likely likliche lykly neighbour neighebor neihebur yclad yclept yhere ynough ypeynted ypunished ȝehwa ȝesceawen
Descendants of *were-
wraien wrayen wreien wreyen