wæcnan

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From Proto-Germanic *waknaną (to awaken). Cognate with Old Norse vakna ( > Danish vågne), German wachen, Gothic 𐌲𐌰𐍅𐌰𐌺𐌽𐌰𐌽 (gawaknan). Compare wacan, wacian.

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wæcnan

  1. (transitive, intransitive) to wake up; to arise, come into being
    Ðæm feower bearn forðgerimed in woruld wocun. To him four sons, all told, woke into the world. (Beowulf ll. 59-60)

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