we

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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From Middle English, from Old English (we), from Proto-Germanic *wīz, *wiz (we), from Proto-Indo-European *wéy (we (plural)). Cognate with Scots wee, we (we), North Frisian we (we), West Frisian wy (we), Low German wi (we), Dutch we, wij (we), German wir (we), Danish, Swedish and Norwegian vi (we), Icelandic vér, við (we).

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

we (first-person plural, nominative case, objective case us, reflexive ourselves, possessive our, possessive noun ours)

  1. (personal) The speakers/writers, or the speaker/writer and at least one other person (not the person being addressed). (This is the exclusive we.)
  2. (personal) The speaker(s)/writer(s) and the person(s) being addressed. (This is the inclusive we.)
  3. (personal) The speaker/writer alone. (This use of we is the editorial we, used by writers and others, including royalty—the royal we—as a less personal substitute for I. The reflexive case of this sense of we is ourself.)
  4. (personal) The plural form of you, including everyone being addressed.
    How are we all tonight?

Translations[edit]

Determiner[edit]

we

  1. The speakers/writers, or the speaker/writer and at least one other person.
    We Canadians like to think of ourselves as different.

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Anagrams[edit]


Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

See wij.

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

we (personal pronoun)

  1. we

Declension[edit]


Synonyms[edit]

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Fwâi[edit]

we

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Oceanic *waiʀ, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *waiʀ, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *waiʀ, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *wahiʀ.

Noun[edit]

we

  1. water (clear liquid H₂O)

Haeke[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Oceanic *waiʀ, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *waiʀ, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *waiʀ, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *wahiʀ.

Noun[edit]

we

  1. water (clear liquid H₂O)

Haveke[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Oceanic *waiʀ, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *waiʀ, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *waiʀ, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *wahiʀ.

Noun[edit]

we

  1. water (clear liquid H₂O)

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

we

  1. rōmaji reading of
  2. rōmaji reading of
  3. rōmaji reading of うぇ
  4. rōmaji reading of ウェ

Jawe[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Oceanic *waiʀ, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *waiʀ, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *waiʀ, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *wahiʀ.

Noun[edit]

we

  1. water (clear liquid H₂O)

Lamboya[edit]

Noun[edit]

we

  1. water

References[edit]

  • Blust's Austronesian Comparative Dictionary

Lonwolwol[edit]

Noun[edit]

we

  1. water

References[edit]

  • Blust's Austronesian Comparative Dictionary

Lower Sorbian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Preposition[edit]

we (with locative; especially before labial consonants and consonant clusters)

  1. Alternative form of w.

Mapudungun[edit]

Adjective[edit]

we (using Raguileo Alphabet)

  1. new, recent

References[edit]

  • Wixaleyiñ: Mapucezugun-wigkazugun pici hemvlcijka (Wixaleyiñ: Small Mapudungun-Spanish dictionary), Beretta, Marta; Cañumil, Dario; Cañumil, Tulio, 2008.

Nemi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Oceanic *waiʀ, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *waiʀ, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *waiʀ, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *wahiʀ.

Noun[edit]

we

  1. water (clear liquid H₂O)

Nyâlayu[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Oceanic *waiʀ, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *waiʀ, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *waiʀ, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *wahiʀ.

Noun[edit]

we

  1. water (clear liquid H₂O)

Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *wiz, *wīz, from Proto-Indo-European *wéy-, plural of *éǵh₂. Cognate with Old Frisian (West Frisian wy), Old Saxon (Low German wi), Old Dutch (Dutch wij), Old High German wir (German wir), Old Norse vér (Danish and Swedish vi), Gothic 𐍅𐌴𐌹𐍃 (weis).

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

(personal pronoun)

  1. we (nominative plural form of )

Descendants[edit]

  • Middle English:
    • English: we

Pamona[edit]

Noun[edit]

we

  1. water

References[edit]

  • Blust's Austronesian Comparative Dictionary

Pije[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Oceanic *waiʀ, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *waiʀ, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *waiʀ, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *wahiʀ.

Noun[edit]

we

  1. water (clear liquid H₂O)

Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *vъ(n), from Proto-Indo-European *én

Pronunciation[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Preposition[edit]

we (before words that begin with awkward consonant clusters)

  1. at, in, into

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Variant of güey, representing the relaxed pronunciation of the /gw/ sounds and in some cases loss of the /i/ sound.

Noun[edit]

we m, f (plural wees)

  1. (colloquial) dude, guy, buddy
  2. (Mexico, colloquial slang) chump, punk, dumbass, idiot, jerk

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Tocharian A[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *dwóy(h₁). Compare also wu.

Numeral[edit]

we f

  1. (cardinal) two

Related terms[edit]


Tok Pisin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

English where.

Adverb[edit]

we

  1. where
    • 1989, Buk Baibel long Tok Pisin, Bible Society of Papua New Guinea, Genesis 3:9 (translation here):
      Tasol God, Bikpela i singaut long man na i tok, “Yu stap we?”


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Turkmen[edit]

Noun[edit]

we (definite accusative [[{{{1}}}#Turkmen|{{{1}}}]], plural [[{{{2}}}#Turkmen|{{{2}}}]])

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter W/w.

Yuaga[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Oceanic *waiʀ, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *waiʀ, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *waiʀ, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *wahiʀ.

Noun[edit]

we

  1. water (clear liquid H₂O)

Zulu[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

-we

  1. Combining stem of wena.

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