Middle English Dictionary Entry
|Etymology||?From Celt.: cp. MWel. gwarrog stooping, humpbacked, gwarrwg stoop, hunchback & Scot. warroch a stunted, feeble, ill-grown person; ?aberrant form of ME war-lou n. 3.|
Definitions (Senses and Subsenses)
- c1450(c1405) Mum & S.(2) (Add 41666)1703 : Hit is no wisedame forto wake Warrok while he sl[epeth].
- c1460(?c1400) Beryn (Nthld 55)640 : As he souʒt his logging, he appid oppon a whelp That lay vndir a steyir, a grete Walssh dogg…The warrok was a-wakid, & cauʒt hym by the thy…And bote hym wondir spetously.