wassen

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch wasschen, from Old Dutch waskan, from Proto-Germanic *waskaną (to wash, make wet), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *wod- (water; wet). Cognate with Low German waschen (to wash), German waschen (to wash), West Frisian waskje (to wash), English wash, Danish vaske (to wash). More at wash.

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wassen (past singular waste, past participle gewassen)

  1. (transitive) To wash or clean (something or oneself)
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle Dutch wassen, from Old Dutch wahsan, wassan, from Proto-Germanic *wahsijaną (to increase), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂weg-, *awek-, *aweg- (to increase). Cognate with Low German wassen, German wachsen (to grow, expand, increase), West Frisian waakse (to grow, accrue), English wax (to grow, increase), Danish vokse. More at wax.

Verb[edit]

wassen (past singular wies, past participle gewassen)

  1. (intransitive, archaic) To grow; to rise; to increase; to become higher and/or bigger; to wax.
    De wassende maan ("the waxing moon")
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Adjective[edit]

wassen (not comparable)

  1. Made of wax; waxen.
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wassen (past singular waste, past participle gewast)

  1. (transitive) To rub wax on.
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Low German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Saxon wahsan, from Proto-Germanic *wahsaną.

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wassen

  1. to wax, grow

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