Old EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *wlitiz, *wlituz (appearance, look, aspect), from Proto-Indo-European *wel- (to see). Cognate with Old Frisian wlite, Old Saxon wliti, Old Norse litr, Gothic 𐍅𐌻𐌹𐍄𐍃 (wlits). Related to wlītan (to see, look), wlātian (to gaze, observe).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈwli.te/, [ˈɫite]

NounEdit

wlite m (nominative plural wlitas)

  1. looks, appearance, aspect
  2. good looks, beauty, splendour

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DescendantsEdit

  • Middle English: wlite