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EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /waɪ/
  • Homophones: y, Y, why (wine-whine merger)
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Etymology 1Edit

Attested as wi c. 1200. Of uncertain origin. Perhaps cognate with Old French ui or gui.

NounEdit

wye (plural wyes)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter Y/y.
  2. A Y-shaped object: a wye level, wye-connected. Especially a Y-shaped connection of three sections of road or railroad track.
    By going around the wye, a train can change direction.
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Etymology 2Edit

Old English wiga.

NounEdit

wye (plural wyes)

  1. (poetic, obsolete) A warrior or fighter.
  2. (poetic, obsolete) A hero; a man, person.

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NounEdit

wye

  1. (West Ambryn) water

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