Runningbear

The half-faerie, half-Montegan warrior.

Etymology

passing rapidly, flowing, move with haste, act quickly [Origin: 1150–1200; ME; see run, -ing1, -ing2] [Origin: bef. 900; (v.) ME rinnen, rennen, partly < ON rinna, renna, partly continuing OE rinnan; c. G rinnen; form run orig. ptp., later extended to present tense; (n. and adj.) deriv. of the v.]) [Middle English ernen, runnen, from Old English rinnan, eornan, earnan, and from Old Norse rinna; see rei- in Indo-European roots.

bear - hold up, support, bring forth, remain firm, produce by natural growth, hold or carry, suffer, endure, sustain without yeilding, fit for or worthy of, to lead, guide, take, have and be entitled to, exihibit, accept, possess, any of the plantigrade, carnivorous or omnivorous mammals fo the family ursidae, having massive bodies, coarse, heavy fur, a gruff burly clumsy, bad-mannered, or rude person, person who shows great ability, enthusiasm, stamina, loaded for bear - fully prepared and eager to initiate or deal with a fight, confrontation or trouble. [Origin: bef. 900; ME beren, OE beran; c. OS, OHG beran, D baren, OFris, ON bera, Goth bairan, G (ge)bären, Russ berët (he) takes, Albanian bie, Tocharian pär-, Phrygian ab-beret (he) brings, L ferre, OIr berid (he) carries, Armenian berem, Gk phérein, Skt bhárati, Avestan baraiti; < IE *bher- (see -fer, -phore] [Origin: bef. 1000; ME be(a)re, beor(e), OE bera; c. Fris ba-r, D beer, OHG bero (G Bär); < Gmc *beran- lit., the brown one; akin to ON bjo;rn, bersi; cf. Lith be??ras brown. Cf. bruin]

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