See also: kví

Norwegian NynorskEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse hví, dative of hvat, from Proto-Germanic *hwī, from Proto-Indo-European *kʷey. Cognate with Icelandic hví, Faroese hví, Norwegian Bokmål hvi, Danish hvi, Swedish vi and English why.

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

kvi

  1. (poetic, dialectal, dated) why
    Årolilja, Kvi søver du so lenge?
    Årolilja, Why do you sleep so long?
SynonymsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Norse kví.

NounEdit

kvi f (definite singular kvii, indefinite plural kvier, definite plural kvierne)

  1. (pre-1917) alternative form of kve

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