hwelcnes

Old EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-West Germanic *hwalīkanassī. Equivalent to hwelċ +‎ -nes, literally "what-kind-ness". Perhaps originally a calque of Latin quālitās, which is formed in the same way.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈxwelk.nes/, [ˈʍeɫk.nes]

NounEdit

hwelcnes f

  1. quality

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