wij

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch wi, from Old Dutch , from Proto-Germanic *wīz, from Proto-Indo-European *wéy-, plural of *éǵh₂. Compare Low German wi, West Frisian wy, German wir, English we, Danish vi.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): (stressed) /ʋɛi̯/, (unstressed) /ʋə/
  • (file)
  • Homophone: wei

Pronoun[edit]

wij

  1. the first-person plural personal pronoun; refers to the speakers

Inflection[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Jersey Dutch: wāi
  • Negerhollands: wellie

Synonyms[edit]

See also[edit]


Polish[edit]

Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia pl

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Noun[edit]

wij m anim

  1. myriapod (arthropod belonging to the subphylum Myriapoda)
  2. (Slavic mythology) viy (creature with gigantic eyelids and eyelashes from hell who kills by looking at people)
Declension[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb[edit]

wij

  1. second-person singular imperative present of wić

Further reading[edit]

  • wij in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • wij in Polish dictionaries at PWN