Türkische aussprache wız
Etymologie [ 'bE ] (verb.) before 12th century. From Old English wæs, from Proto-Germanic *wēsōn, (cognate with German war) *h₂wes- (“to reside”). The paradigm of "to be" has been since the time of Proto-Germanic a synthesis of three originally distinct verb stems. The infinitive form be is from Proto-Indo-European *bheu- (“to become”). The words is and are are both derived from Proto-Indo-European *h₁es- (“to be”). Lastly, the past forms starting with w- such as was and were are from Proto-Indo-European *h₂wes- (“to reside”).