Origin of wheyMiddle English whei ; from Old English hwæg, akin to Dutch wei ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps Indo-European base an unverified form kwei-, slime, muck: see obscene
Origin of wheyMiddle English, from Old English hwæg.
Middle English wheye, whei, from Old English hwÇ£Ä¡, hweÄ¡, from Proto-Germanic *hwajÄ… (cf. West Frisian waai, Dutch wei), perhaps from Proto-Indo-European *kÊ·ei 'to pile up, build' (cf. Old Church Slavonic Ñ‡Ð¸Ð½ÑŠ (ÄinÅ, â€œorderâ€), Ancient Greek Ï€Î¿Î¹ÎÏ‰ (poiÃ©Å, â€œto pile up, makeâ€), Sanskrit kÃ¡ya 'body'). [Devanagari?]