wachten

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch wachten (to watch, guard, keep watch, wait), from Old Dutch *wahton, derivative of Old Dutch wahta (a watch, sentry, guard), from Proto-Germanic *wahtwō (guard, watch), from Proto-Indo-European *weǵ- (to be fresh, be cheerful, be awake), see wacht. Cognate with Old French waiter, waitier, guatier, gaitier ("to watch, wait"; < Germanic). Related also Old High German wahtēn (to keep watch), Middle Low German wachten (to keep watch, wait, lurk). More at wait.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈʋɑx.tə(n)/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: wach‧ten

Verb[edit]

wachten (past singular wachtte, past participle gewacht)

  1. (intransitive) To wait.
  2. (transitive, followed by op) To wait for (something).

Conjugation[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Noun[edit]

wachten

  1. Plural form of wacht

German[edit]

Verb[edit]

wachten

  1. First-person plural preterite of wachen.
  2. Third-person plural preterite of wachen.
  3. First-person plural subjunctive II of wachen.
  4. Third-person plural subjunctive II of wachen.