hoo etymology

Scots word hoo comes from Proto-Indo-European *kʷ-, Proto-Germanic *hwataz (Quick, sharp, brave.), Proto-Indo-European *kʷe-, Proto-Indo-European *kʷo-

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Detailed word origin of hoo

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*kʷ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*hwataz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Quick, sharp, brave.
*kʷe- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*kʷo- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*kʷód, kʷod Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*kʷís Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Who, what (interrogative). Who, which, that (relative) Which, what.
*hwat Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
hwā Old English (ang)
hwa Old English (ang) Anyone. Who.
hwæt Old English (ang) Anything. What Now, indeed What!, listen!, hark!, lo!.
*hwō Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) How, with what, by what means;.
huo Middle English (enm)
Old English (ang)
hwu Middle English (enm)
hoo Scots (sco) How. Why.

Words with the same origin as hoo

Descendants of *kʷ-
aither barefit brae-fit fa faur fit foo how quha quhare quhay quhither wadder wedder weddir wha what whaur whedder whilk whit whither why woddir
Descendants of *kʷe-
cognosce contract quhether