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  • How the "Whitt" syllable was spelled we do not know; most probably Hwitta or Hwitha -- for all our _wh's_ were _hw_ originally -- _hwaet, hwa, hwaether_ and so forth.

    Northumberland Yesterday and To-day

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  • hwaet Beowolf's beginning "hark" "listen" or "what"

    January 25, 2007