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FaroeseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse hvat, from Proto-Germanic *hwat, from Proto-Indo-European *kʷód, *kʷod.

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

hvat n

  1. what

DeclensionEdit

Interrogative pronoun - spurnarfornavn
Singular (eintal) m f n
Nominative (hvørfall) hvør hvør hvat
Accusative (hvønnfall) hvønn hvørja
Dative (hvørjumfall) hvørjum hvørjari / hvørji hvørjum
Genitive (hvørsfall) hvørs (hvørjar) hvørs
Plural (fleirtal) m f n
Nominative (hvørfall) hvørjir hvørjar hvørji
Accusative (hvønnfall) hvørjar
Dative (hvørjumfall) hvørjum
Genitive (hvørsfall) hvørja



Old NorseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *hwat (what), neuter nominative of *hwaz (who, what). Cognate with Old English hwæt, Old Frisian hwet, Old Saxon hwat, Old Dutch wat, Old High German waz, Gothic 𐍈𐌰 (ƕa).

PronounEdit

hvat

  1. what (nominative and accusative singular neuter interrogative pronoun)
  2. what (nominative and accusative singular neuter relative pronoun)

DeclensionEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Danish: hvad
  • Faroese: hvat
  • Icelandic: hvað
  • Norwegian:
  • Swedish: vad

ReferencesEdit

  • hvat in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press