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- why: [OE] Why goes back to Indo-European *qwei, the locative case of the interrogative base *qwo- (source of English what and who). This passed into prehistoric Germanic as *khwī, which has since died out in all the Germanic languages apart from Danish (hvi) and English (why).
- why (adv.)
- Old English hwi, instrumental case (indicating for what purpose or by what means) of hwæt (see what), from Proto-Germanic adverb *hwi (cognates: Old Saxon hwi, Old Norse hvi), from PIE *kwi- (source of Greek pei "where"), locative of *kwo- "who" (see who). As an interjection of surprise or emphasis, recorded from 1510s. As a noun, "cause, reason" from c. 1300.
- 1. You flatter yourself. Why would we go to such ludicrous lengths?
- 2. Why are Geography, Drama, Art and English in the ascendant?
- 3. He wonders why the digits on his calculator slope to the right.
- 4. Why not retrain for a job which will make you happier?
- 5. Why should a great community like a university be afraid of nihilism?
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