Etymology of the word ‘werewolf’

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werewolf (n.) Look up werewolf at Dictionary.comlate Old English werewulf “person with the power to turn into a wolf,” from wer “man” (see virile) + wulf (see wolf (n.); also see here for a short discussion of the mythology). Cf. Middle Dutch weerwolf, Old High German werwolf, Swedish varulf.

In the ancient Persian calendar, the eighth month (October-November) was Varkazana-, literally “(Month of the) Wolf-Men.”


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