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Unformatted text preview: O.E. lufian; c. O.Fr. Luvia, L. lubere "to be pleasing" c. 1050 O.E. wyrre, were, from O.N.Fr. Were "war" (Fr. Guerre) from Frank. Werra, from P.Gmc. Werso. Cognates suggest the original sense was "to bring into confusion". O.E had many poetic words for "war", most common from L. bellum was gewin "struggle, strife" (related to win)....
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This note was uploaded on 06/25/2009 for the course LING 1109 taught by Professor Harbert, w during the Spring '07 term at Cornell.
- Spring '07
- HARBERT, W