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Old English warnian "to give notice of impending danger," also intransitive, "to take heed," from Proto-Germanic *war-non (cognates: Old Norse varna "to admonish," Old High German warnon "to take heed," German warnen "to warn"), from PIE *wer- (5) "to cover" (see weir). Related: Warned; warning.