Origin of etymon
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The old French vairon signifies anything of two colours, and may possibly be the etymon of vaire.
I cannot admit any of these derivations, though perhaps my own etymon may not be deemed less irrelevant, viz.
Were, wert; worth, werth; word and werde, are derived from the same etymon and retain a similarity of meaning.Lectures on Language|William S. Balch
I am inclined to think, with the two first-mentioned lexicographers, that the etymon is πόσις, or potio.
Will you accept a French elucidation of the etymon of this word, which has sorely puzzled your correspondents?