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See also: þy, yy, .y'y, y/y, and -yy

Old English[edit]


From Proto-Germanic *unþī, from Proto-Indo-European *unt-. Germanic cognates include Old Saxon ūthia, Old High German undea, Old Norse unnr, uðr. The Indo-European root is also the source of Latin unda.



ȳþ f (nominative plural ȳþa or ȳþe)

  1. wave (of water)
    • Maxims II, 23-24
      standan steap and geap. Stream sceal on yðum
      mencgan mereflode. Mæst sceal on ceole [...]
      stand prominent and broad. The stream must in the waves
      mingle with the ocean. The mast, on the ship, shall [...]


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