DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch gouwe, gauwe (quick, fast, hasty), alteration of , from Old Dutch , from Proto-Germanic *ganhuz, *ganhwaz (sudden, quick), of unknown origin. Cognate with Low German gau (quick, fast), German jäh (sudden, abrupt). More at gay.

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

gauw

  1. quickly
  2. soon

DescendantsEdit

  • Afrikaans: gou
  • Sranan Tongo: gaw