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EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

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From Middle English, from Old English (we), from Proto-Germanic *wīz, *wiz (we), from Proto-Indo-European *wéy (we (plural)). Cognate with Scots wee, we (we), North Frisian we (we), West Frisian wy (we), Low German wi (we), Dutch we, wij (we), German wir (we), Danish, Swedish and Norwegian vi (we), Icelandic vér, við (we).

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

we (first-person plural, nominative case, objective case us, reflexive ourselves, possessive our, possessive noun ours)

  1. (personal) The speakers/writers, or the speaker/writer and at least one other person (not the person being addressed). (This is the exclusive we.)
  2. (personal) The speaker(s)/writer(s) and the person(s) being addressed. (This is the inclusive we.)
  3. (personal) The speaker/writer alone. (This use of we is the editorial we, used by writers and others, including royalty—the royal we—as a less personal substitute for I. The reflexive case of this sense of we is ourself.)
  4. (personal) The plural form of you, including everyone being addressed.
    How are we all tonight?

TranslationsEdit

DeterminerEdit

we

  1. The speakers/writers, or the speaker/writer and at least one other person.
    We Canadians like to think of ourselves as different.

StatisticsEdit

AnagramsEdit


DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

See wij.

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

we (personal pronoun)

  1. we

DeclensionEdit


SynonymsEdit

See alsoEdit


FwâiEdit

we

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Oceanic *waiʀ, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *waiʀ, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *waiʀ, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *wahiʀ.

NounEdit

we

  1. water (clear liquid H₂O)

HaekeEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Oceanic *waiʀ, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *waiʀ, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *waiʀ, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *wahiʀ.

NounEdit

we

  1. water (clear liquid H₂O)

HavekeEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Oceanic *waiʀ, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *waiʀ, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *waiʀ, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *wahiʀ.

NounEdit

we

  1. water (clear liquid H₂O)

JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

we

  1. rōmaji reading of
  2. rōmaji reading of
  3. rōmaji reading of うぇ
  4. rōmaji reading of ウェ

JaweEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Oceanic *waiʀ, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *waiʀ, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *waiʀ, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *wahiʀ.

NounEdit

we

  1. water (clear liquid H₂O)

LamboyaEdit

NounEdit

we

  1. water

ReferencesEdit

  • Blust's Austronesian Comparative Dictionary

LonwolwolEdit

NounEdit

we

  1. water

ReferencesEdit

  • Blust's Austronesian Comparative Dictionary

Lower SorbianEdit

PronunciationEdit

PrepositionEdit

we (with locative; especially before labial consonants and consonant clusters)

  1. Alternative form of w.

MapudungunEdit

AdjectiveEdit

we (using Raguileo Alphabet)

  1. new, recent

ReferencesEdit

  • Wixaleyiñ: Mapucezugun-wigkazugun pici hemvlcijka (Wixaleyiñ: Small Mapudungun-Spanish dictionary), Beretta, Marta; Cañumil, Dario; Cañumil, Tulio, 2008.

NemiEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Oceanic *waiʀ, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *waiʀ, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *waiʀ, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *wahiʀ.

NounEdit

we

  1. water (clear liquid H₂O)

NyâlayuEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Oceanic *waiʀ, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *waiʀ, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *waiʀ, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *wahiʀ.

NounEdit

we

  1. water (clear liquid H₂O)

Old EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *wiz, *wīz, from Proto-Indo-European *wéy-, plural of *éǵh₂. Cognate with Old Frisian (West Frisian wy), Old Saxon (Low German wi), Old Dutch (Dutch wij), Old High German wir (German wir), Old Norse vér (Danish and Swedish vi), Gothic 𐍅𐌴𐌹𐍃 (weis).

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

(personal pronoun)

  1. we (nominative plural form of )

DescendantsEdit

  • Middle English:
    • English: we

PamonaEdit

NounEdit

we

  1. water

ReferencesEdit

  • Blust's Austronesian Comparative Dictionary

PijeEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Oceanic *waiʀ, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *waiʀ, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *waiʀ, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *wahiʀ.

NounEdit

we

  1. water (clear liquid H₂O)

PolishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *vъ(n), from Proto-Indo-European *én

PronunciationEdit

Alternative formsEdit

PrepositionEdit

we (before words that begin with awkward consonant clusters)

  1. at, in, into

SpanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

EtymologyEdit

Variant of güey, representing the relaxed pronunciation of the /gw/ sounds and in some cases loss of the /i/ sound.

NounEdit

we m, f (plural wees)

  1. (colloquial) dude, guy, buddy
  2. (Mexico, colloquial slang) chump, punk, dumbass, idiot, jerk

SynonymsEdit


Tocharian AEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *dwóy(h₁). Compare also wu.

NumeralEdit

we f

  1. (cardinal) two

Related termsEdit


Tok PisinEdit

EtymologyEdit

English where.

AdverbEdit

we

  1. where
    • 1989, Buk Baibel long Tok Pisin, Bible Society of Papua New Guinea, Genesis 3:9 (translation here):
      Tasol God, Bikpela i singaut long man na i tok, “Yu stap we?”


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TurkmenEdit

NounEdit

we (definite accusative [[{{{1}}}#Turkmen|{{{1}}}]], plural [[{{{2}}}#Turkmen|{{{2}}}]])

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter W/w.

YuagaEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Oceanic *waiʀ, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *waiʀ, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *waiʀ, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *wahiʀ.

NounEdit

we

  1. water (clear liquid H₂O)

ZuluEdit

PronounEdit

-we

  1. Combining stem of wena.

See alsoEdit