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3 letters words from 'wat'

TAW 6TWA 6
WAT 6 

2 letters words from 'wat'

AT 2AW 5
TA 2 

All 3 letters words made out of wat

wat awt wta twa atw taw

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Definitions and meaning of wat

wat

Etymology 1

Borrowed from Thai วัด (wát).

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /wat/, /wɒt/

Noun

wat (plural wats)

  1. A Buddhist temple in Southeast Asia.
Translations

See also

  • chedi
  • pagoda
  • stupa
  • Wikipedia article on wats

Etymology 2

Borrowing from Amharic ወጥ (wäṭ).

Noun

wat

  1. A kind of stew or curry eaten in Ethiopia and Eritrea.

Etymology 3

Variation of what, used for humourous effect.

Pronunciation

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /wæ(ː)t/
  • Rhymes: -æt

Pronoun

wat

  1. (informal, Internet, text messaging) Alternative spelling of what

Adverb

wat (not comparable)

  1. (informal, Internet, text messaging) Alternative spelling of what

Determiner

wat

  1. (informal, Internet, text messaging) Alternative spelling of what

Etymology 4

Origin unclear; possibly from what.

Alternative forms

  • what, wot

Adverb

wat (not comparable)

  1. (Singlish) Used to contradict an underlying assumption held by the interlocutor.

Anagrams

  • ATW, AWT, TWA, Taw, Twa, WTA, taw

A-Pucikwar

Etymology

From Proto-Great Andamanese *wat

Noun

wat

  1. bat

References

  • Juliette Blevins, Linguistic clues to Andamanese pre-history: Understanding the North-South divide, pg. 20 (2009)

Afrikaans

Etymology

From Dutch wat, from Middle Dutch wat, from Old Dutch wat, from Proto-Germanic *hwat, from Proto-Indo-European *kʷód, *kʷod.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /vat/

Pronoun

wat

  1. what (interrogative pronoun)
  2. what (relative pronoun)
  3. which (interrogative pronoun)
  4. which (relative pronoun)
  5. that (relative pronoun)

Dutch

Etymology

From Middle Dutch wat, from Old Dutch wat, from Proto-Germanic *hwat, from Proto-Indo-European *kʷód, *kʷod, compare West Frisian wat, English what, German was, Danish hvad.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ʋɑt/
  • Hyphenation: wat
  • Rhymes: -ɑt
  • Homophones: wad, watt

Pronoun

wat

  1. (interrogative) what: e.g. (1) asking for a subject complement; (2) asking for a sentence object
    (1) Wat is dat?What is that?
    (2) Wat wil je doen?What do you want to do?
  2. (relative) what: e.g. (1) as the object of a sentence; (2) ditto
    (1) Ik weet niet wat ik wil doen. — I don't know what I want to do.
    (2) Jij moet afblijven van wat jij daar ziet. — You must not touch what you see there.
  3. (relative) that: e.g. (1) modifying an indefinite pronoun like iets, niets, alles or het enige; (2) modifying an adjective that is used as a noun, usually a superlative
    (1) Geef mij maar alles wat eetbaar is. — Please give me everything that is edible.
    (2) Het duurste wat er was. — The most expensive that there was.
  4. (relative) which: e.g. (1) modifying the demonstrative pronouns dat and datgene; (2) referring back to an entire sentence
    (1) Hij nam precies datgene wat ik had gewild — He took exactly that which I had wanted.
    (2) Jantje deed het in z’n broek, wat zijn moeder in verlegenheid bracht. — John did it in his pants, which embarrassed his mother
  5. (indefinite) something: e.g. (1) as subject; (2) as subject complement
    (1) Daar loopt wat rond.Something there is walking around.
    (2) Dat is aardig wat! — That is quite something! [i.e. "That is quite a lot!"]

Usage notes

This pronoun can combine with a preposition to form a pronominal adverb. When this occurs, it is changed into its adverbial/locative counterpart waar. See also Category:Dutch pronominal adverbs.

A subclause following the relative pronoun wat is in SOV order.

Descendants

  • Berbice Creole Dutch: wa, wati
  • Javindo: wat
  • Jersey Dutch: wāt, wot
  • Negerhollands: wat, awa, wa
  • Petjo: wat
  • Skepi Creole Dutch: what

Determiner

wat

  1. some
    Ik wil graag wat kersen.
    I want some cherries please.

Adverb

wat

  1. a bit, somewhat
    Hij doet dat wat onbedachtzaam.
    He does that somewhat unthoughtfully.

German

Etymology

A regional form adopted into colloquial standard German. In western Germany from Central Franconian wat, from northern Middle High German wat, from northern Old High German hwat, an unshifted relict form possibly due to Frankish influence. In northern Germany from German Low German wat, from Middle Low German wat, from Old Saxon hwat. Doublet of was.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /vat/
  • Homophone: Watt
  • Rhymes: -at

Pronoun

wat

  1. (colloquial, dialectal) alternative form of was

Usage notes

  • Although found in the native lects throughout northern and western Germany, the use of wat in colloquial standard German is most typical of the West (chiefly North Rhine-Westphalia and Rhineland-Palatinate). It is also heard in some parts of northern and north-eastern Germany, e.g. in and around Berlin. In all these regions, the forms wat and was are used in free variation.

Further reading

  • http://www.atlas-alltagssprache.de/runde-1/f17a-c/

Luxembourgish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /vaːt/ (stressed)
  • IPA(key): /vɑt/ (unstressed)
  • Rhymes: -aːt, -ɑt

Pronoun

wat

  1. (interrogative) what
    Wat ass däin Numm?
    What is your name?
  2. (relative) what
    Ech weess net, wat ech maache soll.
    I don't know what I should do.

Middle Dutch

Etymology

From Old Dutch wat, from Proto-Germanic *hwat.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /wat/

Pronoun

wat

  1. what

Descendants

  • Afrikaans: wat
  • Dutch: wat
  • Limburgish: waat

Further reading

  • “wat (II)”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • Verwijs, E.; Verdam, J. (1885–1929), “wat (I)”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, →ISBN, page I

Middle English

Etymology 1

Uncertain; possibly from wight.

Noun

wāt

  1. A person.

Etymology 2

Uncertain.

Noun

wat

  1. A rabbit.
  2. A hare.

Etymology 3

See entries.

Verb

wat

  1. Alternative form of wait, wath, wet, what, whate, whete, witen, wode, wold, woth, weten, wacche, wacchen, wachet, watchinges, wate, walte, weiten, witien.

References

  • Middle English Dictionary, "wāt n.1", "wat n.2", & "wat".

Middle Low German

Etymology

From Old Saxon hwat, from Proto-Germanic *hwat.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /wat/

Pronoun

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

  1. (interrogative, neuter) what

North Frisian

Pronoun

wat

  1. (first person dual personal pronoun) we two, both of us, us two

Old Dutch

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *hwat, from Proto-Indo-European *kʷód.

Pronoun

wat

  1. what

Descendants

  • Middle Dutch: wat
    • Afrikaans: wat
    • Dutch: wat
    • Limburgish: waat

Further reading

  • “wat”, in Oudnederlands Woordenboek, 2012

Old High German

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *wadą, whence also Old English wæd, Old Norse vað (Icelandic vað).

Noun

wat n

  1. ford

Declension

Descendants

  • Middle High German: *wat, *wate (perhaps)
    • German: Wate f (dialectal; may also be deverbal)

References

  1. Köbler, Gerhard, Althochdeutsches Wörterbuch, (6. Auflage) 2014

Polish

Noun

wat m inan

  1. watt

Declension


Portuguese

Noun

wat m (plural wats)

  1. wat (a type of Buddhist temple common in Southeast Asia)

Scots

Etymology

Related to wet.

Adjective

wat (comparative mair wat, superlative maist wat)

  1. drunk

Transylvanian Saxon

Adverb

wat

  1. what (interrogative)

Vilamovian

Etymology

Dutch watten

Noun

wat f

  1. cotton wool

West Frisian

Etymology

From Old Frisian hwet, from Proto-Germanic *hwat, from Proto-Indo-European *kʷód.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /vɔt/

Pronoun

wat

  1. what (interrogative)
  2. what (relative)

Further reading

  • “wat”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011

Source: wiktionary.org
  • WASTRIFE, (Scots) wastefulness.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)