before 900; (adj.) Middle Englishwery,Old Englishwērig; cognate with Old Saxon-wōrig; akin to Old Englishwōrian to crumble, break down, totter; (v.) Middle Englishwerien,Old Englishwēr(i)gian, derivative of the adj.
outweary, verb (used with object), outwearied, outwearying.
O.E. werig "tired," related to worian "to wander, totter," from W.Gmc. *worigaz (cf. O.S. worig "weary," O.H.G. wuorag "intoxicated"), of unknown origin. The verb is O.E. wergian (intr.), gewergian (trans.).