[ ih-wis ]
/ ɪˈwɪs /
DISCOVER THE INFLUENCE OF PORTUGUESE ON ENGLISH VIA THIS QUIZ!
We’ve gathered some interesting words donated to English from Portuguese … as well as some that just don’t translate at all. Do you know what they mean?
Question 1 of 11
Which of the following animal names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?
Words nearby iwis
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Example sentences from the Web for iwis
He had seen blood enough spilt at the siege of Iwis, but this came upon him in all its horror unrelieved by the excitement of war.After London|Richard Jefferies
British Dictionary definitions for iwis
/ (ɪˈwɪs) /
an archaic word for certainly
Word Origin for iwis
C12: from Old English gewiss certain
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