wiþþe

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *wiþjǭ, *wiþiz ‎(rope, cord), from Proto-Indo-European *wīt-, *weyt- ‎(something twisted, rod, switch, whip), from Proto-Indo-European *wey- ‎(to wind, twist, bend, turn). Cognate with Old Frisian withthe, Middle Dutch wisse (Dutch wis), Old High German wit, withi, Old Norse við, viðja (Swedish vidja). Compare also Ancient Greek ἰτέα ‎(itéa, willow) (from (Can this(+) etymology be sourced?)*ϝειτεϝα ‎(weitewa)), Latin vītis ‎(vine), Old Irish féith ‎(fibre).

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Noun[edit]

wiþþe f

  1. tie, band

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