Werwolf

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Werwolf a person supposed to be able by natural gift or magic art to change himself for a time into a wolf
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. werwulfwer, man (Goth. vair, L. vir), wulf, a wolf. The modern Ger. Währwolf is the Mid. High Ger. Werwolf, Latinised as garulphus or gerulphus, whence the O. Fr. garoul, the modern French name being pleonastically loup-garou.

Usage

In literature:

The Romance of William and the Werwolf.
"Of the Orthographie and Congruitie of the Britan Tongue" by Alexander Hume
That the peasants of the surrounding territory should believe in that old and wicked legend of the werwolf was not to be considered strange.
"Ruth Fielding at the War Front" by Alice B. Emerson
I tell you the werwolf's nigh about this camp, an' it's me in off the edges afore dark!
"The Promise" by James B. Hendryx
Their friend the werwolf had spied them from afar, and was ready to come to their rescue.
"The Red Romance Book" by Various
As far as I know, once a werwolf always a werwolf is an inviolable rule.
"Werwolves" by Elliott O'Donnell
Again the werwolf bounded upon the singing children, but Israel routed him with his club.
"Dreamers of the Ghetto" by I. Zangwill
They say the werwolf was here long before the war.
"Ruth Fielding In the Red Cross" by Alice B. Emerson
Do you not hear the werwolf howling in his valley?
"The Legend of the Glorious Adventures of Tyl Ulenspiegel in the land of Flanders and elsewhere" by Charles de Coster
The benevolent werwolf is disenchanted, and marries Guillaume's sister.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 6" by Various
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In poetry:

Receive him, temporary Tantalus
Into the Lookingglassland's firescape.
Suckled on Jungfraumilch his eyes discuss,
The werwolf twins, their mock Sabellian rape.
"Morning Coffee " by A D Hope