hwit

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *hwītaz, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱweytos. Cognate with Old Saxon and Old Frisian hwīt, Old High German wīz (German weiß), Old Norse hvítr (Swedish vit).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

hwīt (comparative hwītra, superlative hwītost)

  1. white

Declension[edit]

Weak Strong
singular plural singular plural
m n f m n f m n f
nominative hwīta hwīte hwīte hwītan nom. hwīt hwīte hwīt hwīta, -e
accusative hwītan hwīte hwītan acc. hwītne hwīt hwīte hwīte hwīt hwīta, -e
genitive hwītan hwītra, hwītena gen. hwītes hwītes hwītre hwītra
dative hwītan hwītum dat. hwītum hwītum hwītre hwītum
instrumental hwīte


Descendants[edit]


Old Saxon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *hwītaz, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱweytos. Cognate with Old English and Old Frisian hwīt, Old High German wīz, Old Norse hvítr.

Adjective[edit]

hwīt (comparative hwītoro, superlative hwītost)

  1. white
    that ostana en scoldi skinan himiltungal huit
    From the east came to shine a white heavenly body (Heliand, verse 590)

Declension[edit]