DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch wi, from Old Dutch , from Proto-Germanic *wīz, from Proto-Indo-European *wéy-, plural of *éǵh₂. Compare Low German wi, West Frisian wy, German wir, English we, Danish vi.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): (stressed) /ʋɛi̯/, (unstressed) /ʋə/
  • (file)
  • Homophone: wei

PronounEdit

wij

  1. the first-person plural personal pronoun; refers to the speakers

InflectionEdit

SynonymsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Jersey Dutch: wāi
  • Negerhollands: wellie

See alsoEdit


PolishEdit

 
Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia pl

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

NounEdit

wij m anim

  1. myriapod (arthropod belonging to the subphylum Myriapoda)
  2. (Slavic mythology) viy (creature with gigantic eyelids and eyelashes from hell who kills by looking at people)
DeclensionEdit

Etymology 2Edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

VerbEdit

wij

  1. second-person singular imperative present of wić

Further readingEdit

  • wij in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • wij in Polish dictionaries at PWN