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It Has 6 letters ( w i t h e r )         2 vowels ( i e )         4 consonants ( w t h r )         Word on the contrary rehtiw

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* (General American) IPA(key): /ˈwɪðɚ/; enPR: wĭ_th_ʹər * (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈwɪðə/ * Rhymes: -ɪðə(ɹ) * Homophone: whither (some accents)

Which the in categoryENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY 1
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English - Etymology 1

From Middle English, from Old English _wiþer_ (“again, against”, adverb in compounds), from Proto-Germanic _*wiþrą_ (“against, toward”), from Proto-Indo-European _*wī-tero-_ (“further apart”), _*wī-_ (“separate, alone”). Cognate with Low German _wedder_ (“against”), Dutch _weer_ (“again, back”), German _wider_ (“against, contrary to”), _wieder_ (“again”), Gothic

From Middle English, from Old English wiþer (again, against, adverb in compounds), from Proto-Germanic *wiþrą (against, toward), from Proto-Indo-European *wī-tero- (further apart), *wī- (separate, alone). Cognate with Low German wedder (against), Dutch weer (again, back), German wider (against, contrary to), wieder (again), Gothic

Which the in categoryENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY 2
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English - Etymology 2

From Middle English _witheren_, from Old English _wiþerian_ (“to resist, oppose, struggle against”), from Proto-Germanic _*wiþrōną_ (“to go against, resist”). Cognate with Middle Dutch _wideren_, Old High German _widarōn_. VERB WITHER (_third-person singular simple present_ WITHERS, _present participle_ WITHERING, _simple past and past participle_ WITHERED) * (obsolete) To go against, resist; oppose.

From Middle English witheren, from Old English wiþerian (to resist, oppose, struggle against), from Proto-Germanic *wiþrōną (to go against, resist). Cognate with Middle Dutch wideren, Old High German widarōn.

Verb

wither (third-person singular simple present withers, present participle withering, simple past and past participle withered)

  1. (obsolete) To go against, resist; oppose.

Which the in categoryENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY 3
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From Middle English _widren_, _wydderen_ (“to dry up, shrivel”), related to or perhaps an alteration of Middle English _wederen_ (“to expose to weather”), from Old English _wederian_ (“to expose to weather, exhibit a change of weather”). Compare Dutch _verwederen_, _verweren_ (“to erode by weather”), German _verwittern_ (“to be ruined by weather; to erode”). More at weather. VERB WITHER (_third-person singular simple present_ WITHERS, _present participle_ WITHERING, _simple past and past participle_ WITHERED) * (intransitive) To shrivel, droop or dry up, especially from lack of water. * (transitive) To cause to shrivel or dry up. * Bible, Matthew xii. 10 There was a man which had his hand WITHERED. * Shakespeare This is man, old, wrinkled, faded, WITHERED. * Dryden now warm in love, now WITH'RING in the grave * (intransitive, figuratively) To lose vigour or power; to languish; to pass away. * Byron names that must not WITHER * Cowper States thrive or WITHER as moons wax and wane. * (intransitive) To become helpless due to emotion. * (transitive) To make helpless due to emotion. USAGE NOTES * Not to be confused with _whither_. TRANSLATIONS

From Middle English widren, wydderen (to dry up, shrivel), related to or perhaps an alteration of Middle English wederen (to expose to weather), from Old English wederian (to expose to weather, exhibit a change of weather). Compare Dutch verwederen, verweren (to erode by weather), German verwittern (to be ruined by weather; to erode). More at weather.

Verb

wither (third-person singular simple present withers, present participle withering, simple past and past participle withered)

  1. (intransitive) To shrivel, droop or dry up, especially from lack of water.
  2. (transitive) To cause to shrivel or dry up.
  3. (intransitive, figuratively) To lose vigour or power; to languish; to pass away.
  4. (intransitive) To become helpless due to emotion.
  5. (transitive) To make helpless due to emotion.
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* whiter, writhe


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