hoo etymology

English word hoo comes from Proto-Indo-European *kʷ-, Proto-Indo-European *kʷh₁do-, and later Proto-Germanic *hwataz (Quick, sharp, brave.)

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Detailed word origin of hoo

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*kʷ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*kʷh₁do- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*kʷód, kʷod Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*hwataz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Quick, sharp, brave.
*hwat Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
hwæt Old English (ang) Anything. What Now, indeed What!, listen!, hark!, lo!.
*hwō Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) How, with what, by what means;.
Old English (ang)
hoo English (eng) (Northumbria, Geordie) how.

Words with the same origin as hoo

Descendants of *kʷ-
anyhow anywhere either elsewhere everywhere how however neither nowhere quote sins somewhat somewhere weather what where wherever whether which who whoa whoever whom whose why
Descendants of *kʷh₁do-
wat whatnot whatsoever