Man. Contracted from *wiə-ro-, derivative of weiə-.
Derivatives include werewolf, world, and virtuoso.
a. werewolf, wergeld, from Old English wer, man;
(i) world, from Old English weorold, world;
(ii) Weltanschauung, Weltschmerz, from Old High German weralt, world. Both (i) and (ii) from Germanic compound *wer-ald-, “life or age of man” (*-ald-, age; see al-2);
c. loup-garou, from Old French garoul, werewolf, from Frankish *wer-wulf, “man-wolf” (*wulf, wolf; see wl̥kʷo-). Both a and b from Germanic *weraz, from shortened form *wiraz.
3. curia, from Latin cūria, curia, court, possibly from *co-vir-ia, “men together” (*co-, together; see kom).
[Pokorny u̯ī̆ro-s 1177.]

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