Old EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Germanic *hwes, genitive case of *hwaz (who, what).

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

hwæs

  1. genitive singular of hwā (whose)
  2. genitive singular of hwæt
DescendantsEdit
  • Middle English: whos

Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Germanic *hwassaz, from Proto-Indo-European *kʷh₁dstós.

AdjectiveEdit

hwæs

  1. sharp, keen
DeclensionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • hwæs in Joseph Bosworth and T. Northcote Toller (1898) An Anglo-Saxon Dictionary