DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse hví, from Proto-Germanic *hwī, cognate with Norwegian Nynorsk kvi (archaic), Swedish vi (archaic), English why.

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hvi

  1. (archaic or poetic) why

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Norwegian BokmålEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse hví; cognate with Icelandic hví, Faroese hví, Norwegian Nynorsk kvi , Old English hwi (English why).

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

hvi

  1. (archaic or poetic) why
    Men hvi skal jeg være så hardt beklemt?
    But why should I be so very anxious?

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