Werewolf

Were"wolf`

(?), n.;
pl. Werewolves (#).
[AS. werwulf; wer a man + wulf a wolf; cf. G. wrwolf, whrwolf, wehrwolf, a werewolf, MHG. werwolf. 285. See Were a man, and Wolf, and cf. Virile, World.] A person transformed into a wolf in form and appetite, either temporarily or permanently, whether by supernatural influences, by witchcraft, or voluntarily; a lycanthrope. Belief in werewolves, formerly general, is not now extinct.
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The werwolf went about his prey.
William of Palerne.
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The brutes that wear our form and face,
The werewolves of the human race.
Longfellow.
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{

Werk

(?), n.,

Werke

}, v. See Work. [Obs.]
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