Old EnglishEdit

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. Compare Old Norse hvass (sharp, keen).

AdjectiveEdit

hwæs

  1. sharp, keen
DeclensionEdit

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