waken

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From Middle English waknen, from Old English wæcnan, from Proto-Germanic *waknaną.

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waken (third-person singular simple present wakens, present participle wakening, simple past and past participle wakened)

  1. (transitive) To awake or rouse from sleep; to stir.
  2. (intransitive) To wake; to cease to sleep; to be awakened.
    • John Dryden (1631-1700)
      Early, Turnus wakening with the light.
    • 1914, Louis Joseph Vance, Nobody, Ch.II:
      She wakened in sharp panic, bewildered by the grotesquerie of some half-remembered dream in contrast with the harshness of inclement fact, drowsily realising that since she had fallen asleep it had come on to rain smartly out of a shrouded sky.

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch *wakon, from Proto-Germanic *wakjaną (to be awake).

Akin to Old English wacian, Old High German wahhen (German wachen), Old Norse vaka (Swedish vaka).

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waken (past singular waakte, past participle gewaakt)

  1. to watch, stay awake

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Noun[edit]

waken

  1. Plural form of wake

Middle English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English wacan.

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waken (past wook, past participle waken)

  1. to wake, cease from sleep, to be awake
  2. to remain awake on watch especially over a corpse

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