abwesend

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Etymology[edit]

Present participle of a verb which is first attested in Old High German abawesen, but is chiefly restricted to Low German. Compare for this Dutch wezen (to be). The adjective stems from Middle Low German afwēsende and spreads southward during the 16th century.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈapˌveːzənt/, [ˈapˌveːzənt], [ˈapˌveːzn̩t]
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Adjective[edit]

abwesend (comparative abwesender, superlative am abwesendsten)

  1. absent (being away from a place)
  2. distracted; not concentrated; absentminded

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