See also: hwa¹

Middle EnglishEdit

PronounEdit

hwa

  1. (Early Middle English) Alternative form of who (who, nominative)

Northern SothoEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Bantu *-kúa.

VerbEdit

hwa

  1. to die

Old EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *hwaz, from Proto-Indo-European *kʷos, *kʷis.

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

hwā

  1. who (interrogative)
  2. anyone, someone

DeclensionEdit

DescendantsEdit


Old FrisianEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-West Germanic *hwaʀ. Cognates include Old English hwā and Old Saxon hwē.

PronounEdit

hwā

  1. (interrogative) who?
  2. (relative) who, that
    Synonyms: thī, thiu
  3. (indefinite) whoever, anyone
    Synonyms: hwāsā, ēnich
DescendantsEdit
  • West Frisian: wa

Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-West Germanic *hą̄han. Cognates include Old English hōn and Old Saxon hāhan.

Alternative formsEdit

VerbEdit

hwā

  1. (transitive) to hang

ReferencesEdit

  • Bremmer, Rolf H. (2009) An Introduction to Old Frisian: History, Grammar, Reader, Glossary, Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company, →ISBN