kvi

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See also: kví

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse hví, dative of hvat, from Proto-Germanic *hwī, from Proto-Indo-European *kʷey. Cognate with Icelandic hví, Faroese hví, Norwegian Bokmål hvi, Danish hvi, Swedish vi and English why.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

kvi

  1. (poetic, dialectal, dated) why
    Årolilja, Kvi søver du so lenge?
    Årolilja, Why do you sleep so long?

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