wathe

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English wathe, waith, wayth, from Old English wāþ (wandering, journey; pursuit, hunt, hunting, chase) and Old Norse veiðr (hunt, chase), both from Proto-Germanic *waiþō, *waiþiz (hunt, pasture, food), from Proto-Indo-European *weye- (to drive). Cognate with Dutch weide (meadow, pasture), German weide (pasture, meadow, grassland), Icelandic veiði (hunting).

Noun[edit]

wathe (uncountable)

  1. The pursuit of game; hunting.
  2. Game; prey.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English wathe, wothe, from Old Norse váði (danger, injury).

Noun[edit]

wathe (plural wathes)

  1. Peril; harm; danger.
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