Wey definition

An old English measure of weight containing 224 pounds; equivalent to 2 hundredweight.
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Noun

Singular:
wey
Plural:
weys

Origin of wey

  • From Middle English weie, waie, weihe, wæȝe, from Old English wǣġ, wǣġe (“a weight; a tool for weighing, balance, scale”), from Proto-Germanic *wēgiz, *wēgǭ (“weight; scale”), from Proto-Indo-European *weǵʰ- (“to move, bring, transport”). Cognate with German Waage (“weight”), Icelandic vág (“a weight”).

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