yw

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See also: YW, yW, -yw, and -yw-

English[edit]

Phrase[edit]

yw

  1. (text messaging, Internet slang) Abbreviation of you're welcome.

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Middle English[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

yw

  1. (Chiefly Northern dialectal) Alternative form of yow

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Welsh[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

Despite being written with a "y", the vowel here is generally pronounced /ɪ/ in the north as tends to be the case when "y" precedes "w".

Etymology 1[edit]

See etymology on the main entry.

Verb[edit]

yw

  1. (South Wales) (literary) third-person singular present of bod (used in identifications and interrogatives)
    Crys Sioned yw hwnna.That is Sioned’s shirt.
    Yw’r cwrw ’ma’n gryf?Is this beer strong?
    A yw’r cwrw hwn yn gryf?Is this beer strong?
    Beth yw hwn?What is this?
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *iwos (yew), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁eyHweh₂ (yew).

Noun[edit]

yw f (singulative ywen)

  1. yew

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal h-prothesis
yw unchanged unchanged hyw
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Zhuang[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Tai *ˀjɯəᴬ (medicine). Cognate with Thai ยา (yaa), Northern Thai ᩀᩣ, Lao ຢາ (), ᦊᦱ (ẏaa), Shan ယႃ (yǎa).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Standard Zhuang) IPA(key): /jɯ˨˦/
  • Tone numbers: yw1
  • Hyphenation: yw

Noun[edit]

yw (old orthography , Sawndip forms 𦬎)

  1. medicine
  2. poison
  3. medicinal herb

Verb[edit]

yw (old orthography )

  1. to treat (an illness)