wo etymology

English word wo comes from Proto-Germanic *haugaz (Hill.), Proto-Indo-European *kʷey, Proto-Indo-European *kʷís, Proto-Indo-European *kenk, Proto-Germanic *hijō (She;.), Proto-Indo-European *kank-, Old Norse hó!

You can also see our other etymologies for the English word wo. Currently you are viewing the etymology of wo with the meaning: (Interjection) A call to cause a horse to slow down or stop; whoa.. A falconer's call to a hawk.A call to cause a horse to slow down or stop; whoa.. A falconer's call to a hawk

Detailed word origin of wo

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*haugaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Hill.
*kʷey Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*kʷís Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Who, what (interrogative). Who, which, that (relative) Which, what.
*kenk Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*hijō Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) She;.
*kank- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
hó! Old Norse (non)
haugr Old Norse (non) Cairn; sacrificial mound. Howe, mound; dung heap, midden.
hīo Old English (ang)
*hwaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) (interrogative) who, what. (interrogative, in dative) whom. (interrogative, in genitive) whose. (interrogative, in instrumental) with whom, with what, how, in what way.
*hanhaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) (anatomy) heel.
hwā Old English (ang)
hwa Old English (ang) Anyone. Who.
hōh Old English (ang)
hwoa Middle English (enm)
hoo Middle English (enm)
who English (eng) A person under discussion; a question of which person. (interrogative) What is one's position; asks whether someone deserves to say or do something.. (interrogative) What person or people; which person or people; asks for the identity of someone. (used in a direct or indirect question). (relative) The person or people that.. (relative, archaic) Whoever, he who, they who.
wo English (eng) A call to cause a horse to slow down or stop; whoa.. A falconer's call to a hawk.

Words with the same origin as wo

Descendants of *haugaz
anyhow ho hoo how howe who whoa whoever
Descendants of *kʷey
wai why
Descendants of *kʷís
anywhere college complete contact count country couple court cover either everywhere however neither right somewhere what when where whether which whom whose
Descendants of *kenk
heel
Descendants of *hijō
she shoe
Descendants of *kank-
hanger hunger hungry