wos

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See also: wós and wōs

English[edit]

Verb[edit]

wos

  1. Eye dialect spelling of was.
    • 1876, Edward Everett Hale, "Phillip Nolan's Friends; or, 'Show Your Passports!'", Scribner's Monthly, Vol. XII, No. 1, page 20[1]:
      She wos real good to 'em all, she wos, ma'am.

Catawba[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The word is related to wus, wuss (wasp).

Noun[edit]

wos

  1. bee

Old English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Proto-Germanic *wōsą, from Proto-Indo-European *weis- (to flow). Akin to Middle Low German wose "scum", Old English wāse (marsh, mire)

Noun[edit]

wōs n

  1. juice, sap; moisture
Declension[edit]
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Descendants[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Inflected forms.

Noun[edit]

wos

  1. genitive singular of wōh

Tok Pisin[edit]

Noun[edit]

wos

  1. sentinel