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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *unþijō, from Proto-Indo-European *unt-. Germanic cognates include Old Saxon ūthia, Old High German undea, Old Norse unnr, uðr. The Indo-European root is also the source of Latin unda.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ȳþ f

  1. wave (of water)
    • Maxims II, 23-24
      standan steap and geap. Stream sceal on yðum
      mencgan mereflode. Mæst sceal on ceole [...]
      stand prominent and broad. The stream must in the waves
      mingle with the ocean. The mast, on the ship, shall [...]

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Descendants[edit]

  • Middle English: ythe