Walter vs Wafter - What's the difference?
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.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
(en proper noun
* ~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?
* 1991 , Talking It Over , ISBN 0-224-03157-0 page 13:
- 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.
- 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.
Alteration of (etyl) waughter'', from (etyl) or (etyl) ''wachter'' (a guard), from ''wachten (to guard)
(obsolete) Armed convoy or escort ship
(obsolete) An agent of the Crown with responsibility for protecting specific maritime activities, such as shipping or fishing.
One who, or that which, wafts.
- Thou wafter of the soul to bliss or bane — Beaumont and Fletcher.