noun, plural wer·wolves [wair-woo lvz, weer-, wur-] /ˈwɛərˌwʊlvz, ˈwɪər-, ˈwɜr-/.
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noun, plural were·wolves [wair-woo lvz, weer-, wur-] /ˈwɛərˌwʊlvz, ˈwɪər-, ˈwɜr-/.
Origin of werewolf
Examples from the Web for werwolf
To accuse the lady, who was rich and influential, of being a werwolf would be useless.
The Todjoers hold that any one who touches blood becomes a werwolf.
But Ulenspiegel went to the town bailiff and said to him: “I will go and kill the werwolf.”
It survives in the Greek transformation stories and in the werwolf and swan maiden of the European popular creed.Introduction to the History of Religions|Crawford Howell Toy
Miss St. Denis thought as I did, that what she had seen might very well have been the earth-bound spirit of a werwolf.
British Dictionary definitions for werwolf
noun plural -wolves
Word Origin for werewolf
Word Origin and History for werwolf
late 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."