hwil

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *hwīlō, from Proto-Indo-European. Cognate with Old High German wīla (German Weile), Old Saxon hwīla (Middle Low German wîl), Dutch wijl, Gothic 𐍈𐌴𐌹𐌻𐌰 ‎(ƕwila), Old Norse hvíla (Swedish vila). Cognate with Albanian sillë ‎(breakfast, farmer's food) and the second element of Latin tranquillus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

hwīl f ‎(nominative plural hwīle or hwīla)

  1. while, period of time

Descendants[edit]