hwic etymology

Middle English word hwic comes from Proto-Indo-European *kʷ-, Proto-Indo-European *kʷe-, Proto-Indo-European *kʷo-, Proto-Germanic - līkaz, Proto-Germanic *hwi-, and later Proto-Germanic *hwilīkaz (What kind of, what sort of.)

Detailed word origin of hwic

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*kʷ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*kʷe- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*kʷo- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
- līkaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*hwi- Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*kʷód, kʷod Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*kʷís Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Who, what (interrogative). Who, which, that (relative) Which, what.
*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.
*hwilīkaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) What kind of, what sort of.
hwilċ Old English (ang)
hwilc Old English (ang) Which.
hwilch Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as hwic

Descendants of *kʷ-
hou hu huo hwat hwilc hwoa hwu hwulch iwhō quere quher wedyr wether wha whan what whem wher whether which whilk whom whos why wilche
Descendants of *kʷe-
cognicion companion comper condescenden conformen consecucioun either how hwo whet whidir who whæt ȝehwa
Descendants of *kʷo-
when ywhere
Descendants of - līkaz
freendly frendely frendli godliche goodlich goodly leoflich sich sik such swich swilk swuch swulch whuch