Walter vs Wafter - What's the difference?

walter | wafter |

As a verb walter

is (obsolete|dialect|uk|scotland) to roll or wallow; to welter.

As a noun wafter is

(obsolete) armed convoy or escort ship or wafter can be one who, or that which, wafts.

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Proper noun

(en proper noun)
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  • * ~1590 , Henry VI, Part II, Act IV, Scene I
  • Whitmore . And so am I; my name is Walter Whitmore. / How now! why start'st thou? what! doth death affright?
    Suffolk''. Thy name affrights me, in whose sound is death. / A cunning man did calculate my birth, / And told me that by ''Water'' I should die. / Yet let not this make thee be bloody-minded; / Thy name is - ''Gaultier , being rightly sounded.
  • * 1991 , Talking It Over , ISBN 0-224-03157-0 page 13:
  • And with some appellations, the contrary applies. Like Walter', for instance. You can't be '''Walter''' in a pram. You can't be ' Walter until you're about seventy-five in my view.



    Etymology 1

    Alteration of (etyl) waughter'', from (etyl) or (etyl) ''wachter'' (a guard), from ''wachten (to guard)


    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) Armed convoy or escort ship
  • (obsolete) An agent of the Crown with responsibility for protecting specific maritime activities, such as shipping or fishing.
  • Etymology 2


    (en noun)
  • One who, or that which, wafts.
  • Thou wafter of the soul to bliss or bane — Beaumont and Fletcher.