In Tripoli this week, the Army has struggled to keep the warring groups apart.
The two candidates have highlighted the warring sides in the ongoing contraception controversy.
Howard Kurtz on warring debt plans and the brutal weekend ahead.
And he urged the warring owners and players of the National Hockey League to resolve their differences for the sake of the fans.
How did warring, factionalized city-states on the edge of the known world repulse the first superpower?
I saw myself alone, helpless, hopeless, the miserable butt of all the rage of warring elements.
For, if we are warring with the devil we are at peace with God; and if we are at peace with the devil we are warring with God.
And through all this time of warring the King was busy thinking for his kingdom's good.
Neither one of the warring nations had expressed any desire for peace.
Round on to this now, the warring savages swirled, mad with fury and blood lust, some with drink.
late Old English (c.1050), wyrre, werre, from Old North French werre "war" (Modern French guerre), from Frankish *werra, from Proto-Germanic *werso (cf. Old Saxon werran, Old High German werran, German verwirren "to confuse, perplex"). Cognates suggest the original sense was "to bring into confusion."
Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian guerra are from the same source; Romanic peoples turned to Germanic for a word to avoid Latin bellum because its form tended to merge with bello- "beautiful." There was no common Germanic word for "war" at the dawn of historical times. Old English had many poetic words for "war" (wig, guð, heaðo, hild, all common in personal names), but the usual one to translate Latin bellum was gewin "struggle, strife" (related to win).
First record of war time is late 14c. Warpath (1775) is originally in reference to North American Indians, as are war-whoop (1761), war-paint (1826), and war-dance (1757). War crime first attested 1906. War chest is attested from 1901; now usually figurative. War games translates German Kriegspiel (see kriegspiel).
"to make war on," mid-12c.; see war (n.). Related: Warred; warring.