þwean

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *þwahaną. Cognate with Old Saxon thwahan, Old High German dwahan, Old Norse þvá, Gothic 𐌸𐍅𐌰𐌷𐌰𐌽 (þwahan). The Germanic base is also the source of English towel.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

þwēan

  1. to wash, anoint

Conjugation[edit]

(first-person singular, present indicative form þweahþ ‘he washes’; first preterite þwōh ‘he washed’; second peterite þwōgon ‘they washed’; past participle ġeþwagen)