we

See also: WE, , , , and w/e

EnglishEdit

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From Middle English, 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 singular form of you for people 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


ChuukeseEdit

DeterminerEdit

we ‎(plural kewe)

  1. (possessive subject marker) the (singular)

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

See wij.

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

we ‎(personal pronoun)

  1. we

DeclensionEdit


SynonymsEdit

See alsoEdit


FwâiEdit

HaekeEdit

HavekeEdit

JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

we

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

JaweEdit

LamboyaEdit

NounEdit

we

  1. water

ReferencesEdit

  • Blust's Austronesian Comparative Dictionary

LonwolwolEdit

NounEdit

we

  1. water

ReferencesEdit

  • 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.

NemiEdit

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

PamonaEdit

NounEdit

we

  1. water

ReferencesEdit

  • Blust's Austronesian Comparative Dictionary

PijeEdit

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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