Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/hwī

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This Proto-Germanic entry contains reconstructed words and roots. As such, the term(s) in this entry are not directly attested, but are hypothesized to have existed based on comparative evidence.

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PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

*hwī

  1. how, with what, by what means; instrumental of *hwaz

DescendantsEdit

  • Old English: hwȳ, hwī
    • Middle English: why
  • Old Dutch:
  • Old High German: hwē (from the variant *hwē)
  • Old Norse: hví
  • Gothic: 𐍈𐌴 (ƕē) (from the variant *hwē)