wijs

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch wijs, from Old Dutch wīs, from Proto-Germanic *wīsaz.

Adjective[edit]

wijs (comparative wijzer, superlative meest wijs or wijst)

  1. wise
  2. nice, fun (see usage notes)
Usage notes[edit]

Meaning 2 (nice, fun) is very popular in East Flanders, in the expression "vree wijs".

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Adverb[edit]

wijs

  1. wisely

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Dutch *wīsa, from Proto-Germanic *wīsō.

Noun[edit]

wijs f (plural wijzen, diminutive wijsje n)

  1. tune
  2. mode
  3. (grammar) mood
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Etymology 3[edit]

Verb[edit]

wijs

  1. first-person singular present indicative of wijzen
  2. imperative of wijzen