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we

Etymology

From Middle English we, 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), Avestan 𐬬𐬀𐬉𐬨‎(vaēm‎), Sanskrit वयम् (vayám).

Pronunciation

  • enPR: , IPA(key): /wiː/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /wi/
  • Homophones: wee, Wii, whee (in accents with the wine-whine merger)
  • Rhymes: -iː

Pronoun

we (first-person plural, nominative case, objective case us, reflexive ourselves, or, singular, ourself, 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.
  5. (personal, often considered patronising) A second- or third-person pronoun for a person in the speaker's care.

Descendants

  • Sranan Tongo: wi

Translations

Determiner

we

  1. The speakers/writers, or the speaker/writer and at least one other person.
    We Canadians like to think of ourselves as different.

Anagrams

  • EW, ew

Abinomn

Noun

we

  1. tree kangaroo

References

  • Newguineaworld, citing Donohue and Musgrave, Abinomn nominal number (2007: 365)

Caac

Determiner

we

  1. water
    kô-ny we
    'my (glass/drink of) water'

References

  • A Study of Space in Caac, an Oceanic Language

Chuukese

Determiner

we (plural kewe)

  1. (possessive subject marker) the (singular)

Dadibi

Noun

wẹ

  1. water

Synonyms

  • ạị

References

  • Karl J. Franklin, Comparative Wordlist 1 of the Gulf District and adjacent areas (1975), page 67
  • Karl James Franklin, Pacific Linguistics (1973, →ISBN, page 130: Polopa so/sou woman, cf. DAR sou female animal but we woman. Several multiple cognate sets appeared in the data. Daribi uses both ạị and wẹ for water; some Polopa speakers gave one term, some another. Both are probably known everywhere.

Dutch

Etymology

See wij.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ʋə/

Pronoun

we (personal pronoun)

  1. we

Inflection


Synonyms

  • wij

See also

  • ons

Fijian

Noun

we

  1. scar

Fwâi

Etymology

From Proto-Oceanic *waiʀ, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *waiʀ, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *waiʀ, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *wahiʀ.

Noun

we

  1. water (clear liquid H₂O)

References

  • André-Georges Haudricourt, Françoise Ozanne-Rivierre, Dictionnaire thématique des langues de la région de Hienghène (1982)

Galoli

Noun

we

  1. (Talur) water

References

  • Bryan Hinton, The languages of Wetar, in Spices from the east: Papers in languages of eastern Indonesia (2000), page 121

Haeke

Etymology

From Proto-Oceanic *waiʀ, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *waiʀ, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *waiʀ, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *wahiʀ.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /we/

Noun

we

  1. water (clear liquid H₂O)

References

  • Jean Claude Rivierre, Sabine Ehrhart, Raymond Diéla, Le Bwatoo: et les dialectes de la région de Koné (2006)

Haveke

Etymology

From Proto-Oceanic *waiʀ, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *waiʀ, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *waiʀ, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *wahiʀ.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /we/

Noun

we

  1. water (clear liquid H₂O)

References

  • Jean Claude Rivierre, Sabine Ehrhart, Raymond Diéla, Le Bwatoo: et les dialectes de la région de Koné (2006)

Hmwaveke

Etymology

From Proto-Oceanic *waiʀ, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *waiʀ, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *waiʀ, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *wahiʀ.

Noun

we

  1. water

References

  • Leenhardt, M. (1946) Langues et dialectes de l'Austro-Mèlanèsie. Cited in: "ʰMoavekɛ" in Greenhill, S.J., Blust, R., & Gray, R.D. (2008). The Austronesian Basic Vocabulary Database: From Bioinformatics to Lexomics. Evolutionary Bioinformatics, 4:271-283.

Ido

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /we/, /wɛ/

Noun

we (plural we-i)

  1. The name of the Latin script letter W/w.

See also

  • (Latin script letter names) litero; a, be, ce, che, de, e, fe, ge, he, i, je, ke, le, me, ne, o, pe, que, re, se, she, te, u, ve, we, xe, ye, ze (Category: io:Latin letter names)

Japanese

Romanization

we

  1. Rōmaji transcription of
  2. Rōmaji transcription of
  3. Rōmaji transcription of うぇ
  4. Rōmaji transcription of ウェ

Jawe

Etymology

From Proto-Oceanic *waiʀ, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *waiʀ, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *waiʀ, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *wahiʀ.

Noun

we

  1. water (clear liquid H₂O)

References

  • André-Georges Haudricourt, Françoise Ozanne-Rivierre, Dictionnaire thématique des langues de la région de Hienghène (1982)

Kikuyu

Pronunciation

Pronoun

we (third person singular)

  1. he

References

  • Appendix:Bantu_Swadesh_lists#All_Swadesh_lists

Laboya

Noun

we

  1. water

References

  • Greenhill, S. J.; Blust. R; Gray, R. D. (2008) , “The Austronesian Basic Vocabulary Database: From Bioinformatics to Lexomics”, in Evolutionary Bioinformatics[2], issue 4, pages 271-283
  • Laboya in Austronesian Comparative Dictionary

Lower Sorbian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /wɛ/

Preposition

we (with locative)

  1. Alternative form of w (especially before labial consonants and consonant clusters)

Mapudungun

Adjective

we (using Raguileo Alphabet)

  1. new, recent

References

  • Wixaleyiñ: Mapucezugun-wigkazugun pici hemvlcijka (Wixaleyiñ: Small Mapudungun-Spanish dictionary), Beretta, Marta; Cañumil, Dario; Cañumil, Tulio, 2008.

Middle English

Etymology 1

from Old English (we), from Proto-Germanic *wīz, *wiz (we), from Proto-Indo-European *wéy (we (plural)).

Alternative forms

  • whe, ve, woe, wue, weo, , hwe, vue, huue

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /weː/

Pronoun

we (accusative us, we, genitive oure, possessive determiner oures)

  1. First-person plural pronoun: we
  2. First-person plural accusative pronoun: us
Descendants
  • English: we
    • Sranan Tongo: wi
  • Scots: we, wee, wa
  • Yola: wee
See also
  • wit (first person dual pronoun)
References
  • “we (pron.)” in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 10 May 2018.

Etymology 2

From Old English wēa, from Proto-Germanic *waiwô. Doublet of wowe.

Alternative forms

  • wee, wea,

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /wɛː/, /weː/

Noun

we (uncountable)

  1. woe, grief, sadness
References
  • “wẹ̄ (n.)” in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 2018-12-30.

Middle Low German

Pronunciation

  • Certainly: Stem vowel: ê⁴
    • (originally) IPA(key): /weː/

Etymology 1

From Old Saxon hwē, from Proto-West Germanic *hwaʀ, from Proto-Germanic *hwaz.

Pronoun

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

  1. (interrogative, masculine, feminine) who

Etymology 2

From Proto-Germanic *wiz.

Pronoun

  1. (personal, first person, plural, nominative) Alternative form of .

Nedebang

Noun

we

  1. blood

References

  • Gary Holton and Laura Robinson, The Internal History of the Alor-Pantar language family, in The Alor-Pantar languages: History and Typology, edited by Marian Klamer
  • transnewguinea.org (wæ), ASJP 1 (wE i.e. wɛ), ASJP 2 (we)

Nemi

Etymology

From Proto-Oceanic *waiʀ, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *waiʀ, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *waiʀ, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *wahiʀ.

Noun

we

  1. water (clear liquid H₂O)

References

  • André-Georges Haudricourt, Françoise Ozanne-Rivierre, Dictionnaire thématique des langues de la région de Hienghène (1982)

North Ambrym

Etymology

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *wahiʀ.

Noun

we

  1. water

Further reading

  • Darrell T. Tryon, New Hebrides languages: an internal classification (1976)
  • George William Grace, The position of the Polynesian languages within the Austronesian (Malayo-Polynesian) language family (1959)

Nyâlayu

Etymology

From Proto-Oceanic *waiʀ, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *waiʀ, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *waiʀ, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *wahiʀ.

Noun

we

  1. water (clear liquid H₂O)

References

  • Jim Hollyman, K. J. Hollyman, Études sur les langues du Nord de la Nouvelle-Calédonie (1991), page 81

Old English

Alternative forms

  • ƿē,

Etymology

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).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /weː/

Pronoun

(personal pronoun)

  1. we (nominative plural of )

Descendants

  • Middle English: we, whe, ve, woe, wue, weo, , hwe, vue, huue
    • English: we
      • Sranan Tongo: wi
    • Scots: we, wee, wa
    • Yola: wee

Pije

Etymology

From Proto-Oceanic *waiʀ, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *waiʀ, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *waiʀ, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *wahiʀ.

Noun

we

  1. water (clear liquid H₂O)

References

  • André-Georges Haudricourt, Françoise Ozanne-Rivierre, Dictionnaire thématique des langues de la région de Hienghène (1982)

Polish

Alternative forms

  • w

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *vъ(n), from Proto-Indo-European *én

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /vɛ/

Preposition

we (before words that begin with awkward consonant clusters)

  1. (+ locative) in
  2. (+ accusative) into, in

Further reading

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

Spanish

Etymology

Variant of güey, representing the relaxed pronunciation of the /gw/ sounds and in some cases loss of the /i/ sound.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /we/

Noun

we m or f (plural wees)

  1. (colloquial) dude, guy, buddy
    Synonyms: carnal, cuate, tonto, bato
  2. (Mexico, colloquial slang) chump, punk, dumbass, idiot, jerk

Tocharian A

Etymology

From Proto-Indo-European *dwóh₁. Compare Tocharian B wi.

Numeral

we f

  1. two

Related terms

  • wu

Tok Pisin

Etymology

From English where.

Adverb

we

  1. where

Turkmen

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

Conjunction

we

  1. and

Etymology 2

Noun

we (definite accusative ?, plural ?)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter W.

Uyghur

Noun

we

  1. Latin (ULY) transcription of ۋە(we)

Vamale

Noun

we

  1. water

References

  • Greenhill, S.J., Blust. R, & Gray, R.D. (2008). The Austronesian Basic Vocabulary Database: From Bioinformatics to Lexomics. Evolutionary Bioinformatics, 4:271-283.

Welsh

Noun

we

  1. Soft mutation of gwe.

Mutation


Yuaga

Etymology

From Proto-Oceanic *waiʀ, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *waiʀ, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *waiʀ, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *wahiʀ.

Noun

we

  1. water (clear liquid H₂O)

References

  • Jim Hollyman, K. J. Hollyman, Études sur les langues du Nord de la Nouvelle-Calédonie (1999), page 81

Zulu

Pronoun

-we

  1. Combining stem of wena.

Source: wiktionary.org
  • WAZZ, (dialect) to urinate.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)