Appendix:Proto-Germanic/hwaz

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This Proto-Germanic entry contains reconstructed words and roots. As such, the term(s) in this entry are not directly attested, but are hypothesized to have existed based on comparative evidence.

Proto-Germanic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *kʷos, *kʷis.

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

*hwaz

  1. (interrogative) who, what
  2. (interrogative, in genitive) whose
  3. (interrogative, in instrumental) with whom, with what, how, in what way

Declension[edit]

The feminine forms were rare, and only used when the person being asked about was known to be female. For a person of unknown gender, the masculine forms were used.


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