whose gen. of WHO (Cf. who); from O.E. hwæs, gen. of hwa (see WHO (Cf. who)).

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  • Whose — (h[=oo]z), pron. [OE. whos, whas, AS. hw[ae]s, gen. of hw[=a]. See {Who}.] The possessive case of who or which. See {Who}, and {Which}. [1913 Webster] Whose daughter art thou? tell me, I pray thee. Gen. xxiv. 23. [1913 Webster] The question whose …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • whose — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English whos, genitive of who, what Date: before 12th century of or relating to whom or which especially as possessor or possessors < whose gorgeous vesture heaps the ground Robert Browning >, agent or agents < the… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • whose — Who Who, pron. [Possess. {whose}; object. {Whom}.] [OE. who, wha, AS. hw[=a], interrogative pron., neut. hw[ae]t; akin to OFries. hwa, neut. hwet, OS. hw[=e], neut. hwat, D. wie, neut. wat, G. wer, neut. was, OHG. wer, hwer, neut. waz, hwaz, Icel …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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