hwa

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See also: hwa¹

Northern Sotho[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Bantu *-kúa.

Verb[edit]

hwa

  1. to die

Old English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *hwaz, from Proto-Indo-European *kʷos, *kʷis.

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

hwā m or f

  1. who (interrogative)
  2. anyone

Declension[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Middle English: wha, hwoa, huo, hwo

Old Frisian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-West Germanic *hwaʀ, from Proto-Germanic *hwaz, from Proto-Indo-European *kʷos. Cognates include Old English hwā, Old Saxon hwē and Old Dutch wie.

Pronoun[edit]

hwā

  1. (interrogative) who?
  2. (relative) who, that
    Synonyms: thī, thiu
  3. (indefinite) whoever, anyone
    Synonyms: hwāsā, ēnich
Descendants[edit]
  • West Frisian: wa

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-West Germanic *hą̄han, from Proto-Germanic *hanhaną, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱenk-. Cognates include Old English hōn, Old Saxon hāhan and Old Dutch *hān.

Verb[edit]

hwā

  1. (transitive) to hang

References[edit]

  • Bremmer, Rolf H. (2009) An Introduction to Old Frisian: History, Grammar, Reader, Glossary, Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company, →ISBN