hwy

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Old English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From a presumed earlier *hwīe, from West Germanic *hwiu, from Proto-Germanic *hwī (with what), to which the more common instrumental ending * had been added.

Adverb[edit]

hwȳ

  1. why

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Welsh[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

hwy

  1. they; them.

Usage notes[edit]

Hwy is Literary Welsh. Colloquial Welsh uses nhw instead.