pw

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See also: pW, .pw, and PW

English[edit]

Noun[edit]

pw (plural pws)

  1. (computing) Short for password.
    Synonyms: pwd, pword, pass

Prepositional phrase[edit]

pw

  1. (New Zealand) Initialism of per week.
    Synonyms: /wk., /wk

Anagrams[edit]


Egyptian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From earlier pj.

Pronunciation[edit]

Determiner[edit]

pw

 m sg proximal, later copular/vocative demonstrative determiner

  1. (Old Egyptian) this
  2. (Middle Egyptian, in nominal sentences, following the initial nominal or pronominal element) this is…; it is…
  3. (Middle Egyptian, formal) O (vocative reference)

Usage notes[edit]

This demonstrative was originally a determiner but could later be used alone, like a pronoun. When used as a determiner it follows the noun it describes.

When used in nominal sentences, pw does not vary by the gender or number of the referent; it is used with nouns and pronouns of any gender or number.

Inflection[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

There is also an alternative form that cannot stand alone as a pronoun: pwy.

Derived terms[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

pw

 interrogative stressed (‘independent’) pronoun

  1. Alternative form of ptr

Alternative forms[edit]

References[edit]

  • James P[eter] Allen (2010) Middle Egyptian: An Introduction to the Language and Culture of Hieroglyphs, 2nd edition, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, →ISBN.
  • Faulkner, Raymond (1962) A Concise Dictionary of Middle Egyptian, Oxford: Griffith Institute, →ISBN

White Hmong[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Hmong-Mien *pu̯eiH (to sleep, to lie down). Cognate with Iu Mien bueix.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

pw

  1. to sleep
  2. to lie down