hwæte

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Middle English[edit]

Noun[edit]

hwæte

  1. Alternative form of whete

Old English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *hwaitijaz, from *hwītaz (white). Compare Old Saxon hueti (Low German Weten), Old High German hwaizi, weizi (German Weizen), Old Norse hveiti (Danish hvede, Norwegian hvete, Icelandic hveiti), Gothic 𐍈𐌰𐌹𐍄𐌴𐌹𐍃 (ƕaiteis).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈxwæː.te/, [ˈʍæː.te]

Noun[edit]

hwǣte m

  1. wheat

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ quhete” in the Dictionary of the Scots Language, Edinburgh: Scottish Language Dictionaries.
  2. ^ white” in the Dictionary of the Scots Language, Edinburgh: Scottish Language Dictionaries.