- Elwyn Brooks White
- e. b. white
- stanford white
- Theodore Harold White
- t. h. white
- Patrick White
- patrick victor martindale white
- Edward Douglas White Jr.
- Edward D. White
- Edward White
- andrew dickson white
- Andrew D. White
- White person
- white river
A surname, derived from the common noun white.
- to drain (a person) completely of money, resources, etc.
- to cover with or as with white-out
Other Word Forms of White
Origin of White
From Middle English whit, hwit, from Old English hwÄ«t, from Proto-Germanic *hwÄ«taz (whence also West Frisian wyt, Dutch wit, German weiß, Norwegian hvit), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱweytos (“bright; shine"). Compare Lithuanian Å¡viẽsti (“to gleam"), Å¡viesa (“light"), Old Church Slavonic свѣтъ (svÄ›tÅ, “light"), свѣтьлъ (svÄ›tÄlÅ, “clear, bright"), Albanian vizull (“ shine"), Avestan [script?] spaÄ“ta (“white"), Sanskrit श्वेत (Å›vetá, “white, bright").
Middle English from Old English hwīt kweit- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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