HWÝ
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Pronoun, Conjunction
Gender: Neuter
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
HWÝ
hwí; inst. of hwæt. WHY. I. in direct questions Interrogativa synd áxigendlíce cur hwí, Ælfc. Gr. 38; Som. 40, 58. Hwí didest ðú ðæt quare hoc fecisti? Gen. 3, 13: Mt. Kmbl. 9, 11. Hwý sceal ic æfter his hyldo þeówian? Cd. 15; Th. 18, 33; Gen. 282. II. in dependent clauses Se wísa Augustinus smeáde hwí se hálga cýðere cwǽde ... the wise Augustine inquired why the holy martyr said ..., Homl. Th. i. 48, 10. Eall ðæra Iudéiscra teóna árás þurh ðæt hwí Drihten Crist seðe æfter flǽsce sóðlíce is mannes sunu eác swilce wǽre gecweden Godes sunu all the quarrel of the Jews had its origin from this, why Christ, who according to the flesh is truly the son of man, should also be called the son of God, 16. Ðá áscade hé Æðelm hwý hit him ryht ne þuhte ðæt we him gereaht hæfden then he asked Æthelm why that did not seem right to him which we had arranged for him, Chart. Th. 171, 12. Ða oðre ða ðe ðǽr nǽron þurh gewrite atíwdon hwí hí ðǽr beón ne mihton the others who were not there shewed by letter why they could not be there, Chr. 1070; Erl. 206, 6. v. hwá.
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