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  • noun [ masculine ]
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wara, an; m.
An inhabitant. The word is used mostly in the plural, and as the second part of compounds ; but the singular in composition is found in ceaster-weara civis,
    Bd. 3, 22; S. 552, 32 (cf. ceaster-gewara civis, Ælfc. Gr. 5 ; Zup. 11, 16), and the independent
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  • Heofenlícra warena

    supernorum civium (habitatorum

      Hpt. Gl. 498, 23.
  • Hié here samnodon ceastre


    ceaster) warena,
      Andr. Kmbl. 2251 ; An. 1127.
  • Warum civibus, Hpt. Gl. 518, 40. In composition both -waran and -ware occur (cf. Seaxe and Seaxan), and also -waras, v. Sigel-waras. The forms are united with common nouns, v. burh-, ceaster-, eorþ-, hell-, heofon-waran, -ware;

    or with proper names, native or foreign,

    e. g.
      Lunden-, Róm-waran, -ware, Bæx-warena land (cf. Bex-leá, 13), Cod. Dip. B. i. 295, 5, Cant-ware, Wiht-ware, Sodom-ware, Syr-ware: see? also Up-ware. Cf. the Icelandic
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v. -waru.
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v.  -waru.
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  • wara, n.