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noun 
  1. archaic for man (human male), see werewolf, weregild, world.
verb 
  1. Second-person singular simple past tense indicative of be.
:John, you the only person to see him.
  1. First-person plural simple past tense indicative of be.
:We about to leave.
  1. Second-person plural simple past tense indicative of be.
:Mary and John, you right.
  1. Third-person plural simple past tense indicative of be.
:They a fine group.
  1. Simple past tense w:Subjunctive_mood, subjunctive in all persons of be.
:I wish it Sunday.
  • with "if" omitted, put first in an "if" clause:
::Were it simply that she wore a hat, I would not be upset at all. (= If it simply...)
::Were father a king, we would have war. (= If father a king,...)
Translations: 
  • Dutch: was, zou zijn, ware
  • Italian: eri, eravamo, eravate, erano

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