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EnglishEdit

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From Middle English we, from Old English ‎(we), from Proto-Germanic *wīz, *wiz ‎(we), from Proto-Indo-European *wéy ‎(we (plural)). Cognate with Scots wee, we ‎(we), North Frisian we ‎(we), West Frisian wy ‎(we), Low German wi ‎(we), Dutch we, wij ‎(we), German wir ‎(we), Danish, Swedish and Norwegian vi ‎(we), Icelandic vér, við ‎(we).

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

we ‎(first-person plural, nominative case, objective case us, reflexive ourselves, possessive (with noun) our, possessive (without noun) ours)

  1. (personal) The speakers/writers, or the speaker/writer and at least one other person (not the person being addressed). (This is the exclusive we.)
  2. (personal) The speaker(s)/writer(s) and the person(s) being addressed. (This is the inclusive we.)
  3. (personal) The speaker/writer alone. (This use of we is the editorial we, used by writers and others, including royalty—the royal we—as a less personal substitute for I. The reflexive case of this sense of we is ourself.)
  4. (personal) The plural form of you, including everyone being addressed.
    How are we all tonight?
  5. (personal, generally considered patronising) A second- or third-person pronoun for a person in the speaker's care.
    How are we feeling this morning?

TranslationsEdit

DeterminerEdit

we

  1. The speakers/writers, or the speaker/writer and at least one other person.
    We Canadians like to think of ourselves as different.

StatisticsEdit

Most common English words before 1923: so · me · an · #42: we · who · said · would

AnagramsEdit


CaacEdit

DeterminerEdit

we

  1. water
    kô-ny we
    'my (glass/drink of) water'

ReferencesEdit


ChuukeseEdit

DeterminerEdit

we ‎(plural kewe)

  1. (possessive subject marker) the (singular)

DadibiEdit

NounEdit

wẹ

  1. water

SynonymsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Karl J. Franklin, Comparative Wordlist 1 of the Gulf District and adjacent areas (1975), page 67
  • Karl James Franklin, Pacific Linguistics (1973, ISBN 0858831007), page 130: Polopa so/sou woman, cf. DAR sou female animal but we woman. Several multiple cognate sets appeared in the data. Daribi uses both ạị and wẹ for water; some Polopa speakers gave one term, some another. Both are probably known everywhere.

DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

EtymologyEdit

See wij.

PronounEdit

we ‎(personal pronoun)

  1. we

InflectionEdit


SynonymsEdit

See alsoEdit


FwâiEdit

we

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Oceanic *waiʀ, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *waiʀ, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *waiʀ, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *wahiʀ.

NounEdit

we

  1. water (clear liquid H₂O)

ReferencesEdit

  • André-Georges Haudricourt, Françoise Ozanne-Rivierre, Dictionnaire thématique des langues de la région de Hienghène (1982)

HaekeEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Oceanic *waiʀ, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *waiʀ, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *waiʀ, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *wahiʀ.

NounEdit

we

  1. water (clear liquid H₂O)

ReferencesEdit

  • Jean Claude Rivierre, Sabine Ehrhart, Raymond Diéla, Le Bwatoo: et les dialectes de la région de Koné (2006)

HavekeEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Oceanic *waiʀ, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *waiʀ, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *waiʀ, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *wahiʀ.

NounEdit

we

  1. water (clear liquid H₂O)

ReferencesEdit

  • Jean Claude Rivierre, Sabine Ehrhart, Raymond Diéla, Le Bwatoo: et les dialectes de la région de Koné (2006)

JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

we

  1. rōmaji reading of
  2. rōmaji reading of
  3. rōmaji reading of うぇ
  4. rōmaji reading of ウェ

JaweEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Oceanic *waiʀ, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *waiʀ, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *waiʀ, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *wahiʀ.

NounEdit

we

  1. water (clear liquid H₂O)

ReferencesEdit

  • André-Georges Haudricourt, Françoise Ozanne-Rivierre, Dictionnaire thématique des langues de la région de Hienghène (1982)

LamboyaEdit

NounEdit

we

  1. water

ReferencesEdit

  • ABVD
  • Blust's Austronesian Comparative Dictionary

Lower SorbianEdit

PronunciationEdit

PrepositionEdit

we ‎(with locative; especially before labial consonants and consonant clusters)

  1. Alternative form of w

MapudungunEdit

AdjectiveEdit

we ‎(using Raguileo Alphabet)

  1. new, recent

ReferencesEdit

  • Wixaleyiñ: Mapucezugun-wigkazugun pici hemvlcijka (Wixaleyiñ: Small Mapudungun-Spanish dictionary), Beretta, Marta; Cañumil, Dario; Cañumil, Tulio, 2008.

Middle Low GermanEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Saxon hwē, from Proto-Germanic *hwaz.

PronounEdit

‎(accusative wēne or wen, dative wēme or wem, genitive wes)

  1. (interrogative, masculine, feminine) who

Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Germanic *wiz.

PronounEdit

  1. (personal, first person, plural, nominative) Alternative form of .

NedebangEdit

NounEdit

we

  1. blood

ReferencesEdit

  • Gary Holton and Laura Robinson, The Internal History of the Alor-Pantar language family, in The Alor-Pantar languages: History and Typology, edited by Marian Klamer
  • transnewguinea.org (wæ), ASJP 1 (wE i.e. wɛ), ASJP 2 (we)

NemiEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Oceanic *waiʀ, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *waiʀ, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *waiʀ, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *wahiʀ.

NounEdit

we

  1. water (clear liquid H₂O)

ReferencesEdit

  • André-Georges Haudricourt, Françoise Ozanne-Rivierre, Dictionnaire thématique des langues de la région de Hienghène (1982)

NyâlayuEdit

Old EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *wiz, *wīz, from Proto-Indo-European *wéy-, plural of *éǵh₂. Cognate with Old Frisian (West Frisian wy), Old Saxon (Low German wi), Old Dutch (Dutch wij), Old High German wir (German wir), Old Norse vér (Danish and Swedish vi), Gothic 𐍅𐌴𐌹𐍃 ‎(weis).

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

‎(personal pronoun)

  1. we (nominative plural form of )

DescendantsEdit

  • Middle English:
    • English: we

PijeEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Oceanic *waiʀ, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *waiʀ, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *waiʀ, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *wahiʀ.

NounEdit

we

  1. water (clear liquid H₂O)

ReferencesEdit

  • André-Georges Haudricourt, Françoise Ozanne-Rivierre, Dictionnaire thématique des langues de la région de Hienghène (1982)

PolishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *vъ(n), from Proto-Indo-European *én

PronunciationEdit

PrepositionEdit

we ‎(before words that begin with awkward consonant clusters)

  1. (+ locative) in
  2. (+ accusative) into, in

SpanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

EtymologyEdit

Variant of güey, representing the relaxed pronunciation of the /gw/ sounds and in some cases loss of the /i/ sound.

NounEdit

we m, f ‎(plural wees)

  1. (colloquial) dude, guy, buddy
  2. (Mexico, colloquial slang) chump, punk, dumbass, idiot, jerk

SynonymsEdit


Tocharian AEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *dwóy(h₁). Compare also wu.

NumeralEdit

we f

  1. (cardinal) two

Related termsEdit


Tok PisinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English where.

AdverbEdit

we

  1. where
    • 1989, Buk Baibel long Tok Pisin, Bible Society of Papua New Guinea, Genesis 3:9 (translation here):
      Tasol God, Bikpela i singaut long man na i tok, “Yu stap we?”
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TurkmenEdit

NounEdit

we ‎(definite accusative {{{1}}}, plural {{{2}}})

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter W/w.

WelshEdit

NounEdit

we

  1. Soft mutation of gwe.

YuagaEdit

ZuluEdit

PronounEdit

-we

  1. Combining stem of wena.

See alsoEdit

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