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EtymologyEdit

Possibly from Proto-Germanic *-u, from Proto-Indo-European *-wΔ“~*-we (β€œor”). This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

SuffixEdit

-𐌿 β€’ (-u)

  1. Interrogative particle.
    • Galatians 3:2:
      […] 𐌿𐌢𐌿 π…πŒ°πŒΏπ‚πƒπ„π…πŒ°πŒΌ π…πŒΉπ„π‰πŒ³πŒΉπƒ 𐌰𐌷𐌼𐌰𐌽 𐌽𐌴𐌼𐌿𐌸 𐌸𐌰𐌿 𐌿𐌢𐌿 πŒ²πŒ°πŒ·πŒ°πŒΏπƒπŒ΄πŒΉπŒ½πŒ°πŒΉ πŒ²πŒ°πŒ»πŒ°πŒΏπŒ±πŒ΄πŒΉπŒ½πŒ°πŒΉπƒ?
      […] [was it] from [the] works of [the] law [you] took [the] spirit or from [the] hearing of [the] faith?

Usage notesEdit

This suffix is used when asking yes/no questions or to present a binary choice between two options. It is a sentence clitic and is always attached after the first word in a clause. If the first word begins with a prefix, the clitic is attached after that prefix along with other sentence particles following it.