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Etymology 1[edit]

From old Danish hwit, from Old Norse hvítr, from Proto-Germanic *hwītaz, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *ḱweytos.


hvid ‎(neuter hvidt, definite and plural hvide)

  1. white
  2. blank
    • hvide blade
      blank leaves
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See also[edit]

Colors in Danish · farven (layout · text)
     rød      lilla      gul      grøn      ?      blå      ?
     ?      ?      ?      ?      ?      ?      ?
     brun      lyserød      orange      sort      grå      hvid

Etymology 2[edit]

From old Danish hvid (a silver coin), from Middle Low German witte.


hvid c (singular definite hviden, plural indefinite hvide)

  1. penny, cent/dime (han ejer ikke en hvid = he has not got a penny/cent/dime)