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 History of this Word

"were" is from "were" (man) spoken by people in England during 450-1100 A.D.

Notes

In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.

More words with this prefix,
werebear
werecat
weregarurumon
weregild

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grammar is modifier

"were-" is a type of prefix

Definition

A prefix added to the start of a word. Indicates that "man" modifies the word. Created to expand meanings. Can be used with many words to form new words.

Examples of how the word is used

were- illustration Then suddenly the stranger changed shape and sprang at him as a werewolf.
were- illustration I was bitten by a wererat, and eventually became one.