iw

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See also: iw- and i'w

Old English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *īwaz, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁eyH-weh₂-, a suffixed form of the base *h₁eyH-(reddish, colourful). Cognate with Old High German īwa (German Eibe), Middle Low German īwe, Dutch ijf, Old Norse ýr(bow, yew). The Indo-European root is perhaps also the source of Old Irish ibar (Irish iúr), Proto-Balto-Slavic *eiwas (Lithuanian ievà), Proto-Slavic *jьva (Russian ива(iva, willow)), Latin ūva(bunch of grapes)).

The West Germanic languages have a variant *īhwaz with a guttural consonant, represented by Old English ēoh.

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Noun[edit]

īw m

  1. yew (tree)

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