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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