bitty vs wee what difference

what is difference between bitty and wee

English

Etymology

bit +‎ -y

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bɪti/, [bɪɾi]
  • Rhymes: -ɪti

Adjective

bitty (comparative bittier, superlative bittiest)

  1. Containing bits; fragmented.
  2. Very small.

Derived terms

  • bitty box

Noun

bitty (plural bitties)

  1. Alternative form of bittie


English

Pronunciation

  • enPR: , IPA(key): /wiː/
  • Rhymes: -iː
  • Homophones: oui, we, whee (in accents with the wine-whine merger), Wii

Etymology 1

From Middle English wey, weygh, wegh, weȝe, wæȝe (little bit), from Old English wǣġ, wǣġe (weight), from Proto-Germanic *wēgō (scales, weight) and *wēgǭ (weight), related to Middle English weġan (to move, weigh) (15c).

Adjective

wee (comparative weer, superlative weest)

  1. (Scotland, Ireland, Northern England, New Zealand) Small, little.
    • 2008, James Kelman, Kieron Smith, Boy, Penguin 2009, p. 73:
      I had not seen a wee boy do it like that before. He was weer than me and his swimming was just like splashing about.
    You looked a little cold, so I lit a wee fire.
Translations

Noun

wee

  1. A short time or short distance.

References

  • Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary: Tenth Edition (1997)

Etymology 2

Onomatopoeic for the sound of urination. The noun derives from the verb.

Noun

wee (uncountable)

  1. (colloquial, uncountable) Urine.
  2. (colloquial) An act of urination.
    I need to have a wee
Synonyms
  • (all senses): wee-wee
  • (urine): See Thesaurus:urine
  • (urination): See Thesaurus:urination
Translations

Verb

wee (third-person singular simple present wees, present participle weeing, simple past and past participle weed)

  1. (colloquial) To urinate.
Synonyms
  • wee-wee, see also Thesaurus:urinate
Derived terms
  • wee-wee
Translations

Etymology 3

  • see we

Pronoun

wee (personal pronoun)

  1. obsolete emphatic of we
    • 1645 Marhc, John Milton, Tetrachordon.

Anagrams

  • Ewe, eew, ewe

Afar

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /weː/
  • Hyphenation: wee

Verb

wee

  1. (transitive) to lack

Conjugation

This verb needs an inflection-table template.

References

  • Mohamed Hassan Kamil (2015) L’afar: description grammaticale d’une langue couchitique (Djibouti, Erythrée et Ethiopie)[1], Paris: Université Sorbonne Paris Cité (doctoral thesis)

Dutch

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *wai. Compare Old English (English woe), Old High German (German weh), Old Norse vei.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ʋeː/
  • Rhymes: -eː

Adjective

wee (not comparable)

  1. nauseating

Inflection

Noun

wee f (plural weeën, diminutive weetje n)

  1. contraction during labour or childbirth
  2. (archaic) sorrow, sadness, pain, woe (used in interjections of despair or annoyance)

Derived terms

  • (sorrow): o wee, ach en wee, heimwee

Anagrams

  • Ewe

Kikuyu

Pronoun

wee (second person singular)

  1. Alternative spelling of we (you, thou)

Middle Dutch

Etymology

From Old Dutch *wē, from Proto-Germanic *wai.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /weː/

Interjection

wêe

  1. woe!

Descendants

  • Dutch: wee

Adjective

wêe

  1. unpleasant, painful

Inflection

This adjective needs an inflection-table template.

Descendants

  • Dutch: wee

Noun

wêe f

  1. pain

Inflection

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

Descendants

  • Dutch: wee
  • Limburgish: wieë

Further reading

  • “wee”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • Verwijs, E.; Verdam, J. (1885–1929), “wee (I)”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, →ISBN, page I

Middle English

Noun

wee

  1. Alternative form of we (woe)

Scots

Pronunciation

  • enPR: , IPA(key): /wiː/

Adjective

wee (comparative weer, superlative weest)

  1. (standard, Ulster) small, little, tiny

Yola

Etymology

From Middle English wiþ, from Old English wiþ.

Preposition

wee

  1. with

Derived terms

  • w’aam
  • w’aare

References

Jacob Poole (1867), William Barnes, editor, A Glossary, With some Pieces of Verse, of the old Dialect of the English Colony in the Baronies of Forth and Bargy, County of Wexford, Ireland, London: J. Russell Smith


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