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English

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Gray wolf.

Etymology

From Middle English < Old English wulf < Proto-Germanic *wulfaz < Proto-Indo-European *wĺ̥kʷos. Cognates include Sanskrit वृक (vṛ́ka), Polish wilk', Lithuanian vilkas', Russian волк (volk), Albanian ulk, Latin lupus and probably vulpes (fox) and Ancient Greek λύκος (lukos).

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
wolf

Plural
wolves

wolf (wolves)
  1. A large wild canid (member of the dog family), closely related to, and at times consanguineous to the domestic dog, which is considered a subspecies of the wolf.
  2. (the Wolf) The constellation Lupus.
  3. A man who makes amorous advances on many women.

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Verb

Infinitive
to wolf

Third person singular
wolfs

Simple past
wolfed

Past participle
wolfed

Present participle
wolfing

to wolf (third-person singular simple present wolfs, present participle wolfing, simple past and past participle wolfed)
  1. (transitive) To devour; to gobble; to eat (something) voraciously.

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Afrikaans

Noun

wolf (plural wolwe, diminutive wolfie, plural dimunutive wolfies)

  1. wolf

Dutch

Pronunciation

Noun

wolf m. (plural wolven, diminutive wolfje, plural diminutive wolfjes)

  1. wolf

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Middle High German

Noun

wolf m.

  1. wolf

West Frisian

Noun

wolf

  1. wolf

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