Is "beware" a compound word?

I want to know if "beware" is a compound word made up of the words "be" and "aware". I ask that you please site a source if possible.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    It's from Middle English and is a combination of 'ben' meaning 'be' and 'war' meaning 'on one's guard.

    Source(s): thefreedictionary.com
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