Other Word Forms of Boar
Origin of Boar
Middle English boor, from Old English bār, from Proto-Germanic *baizaz (compare Dutch beer, dialectal German Bär), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰoidʰ-s-o (compare Lithuanian baĩsas 'terrible apparition', Old Church Slavonic бѣсъ (bĕsĭ) 'demon'), enlargement of *bʰoidʰ-. More at bad.
Middle English bor from Old English bār
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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