From Afrikaans dwaal (“a dreamy, dazed, absent-minded, or befuddled state”).
dwaal (plural dwaals)
- (South Africa, informal) A dreamy, dazed, absent-minded, or befuddled state
- sitting here in a dwaal
From Dutch dwalen, from Middle Dutch dwalen, from Old Dutch *dwalon, from Proto-Germanic *dwalōną.
dwaal (present dwaal, present participle dwalende, past participle gedwaal)
- (intransitive) to stray, to wander
dwaal (plural dwale)
- dwaal, an absent-minded state
- first-person singular present indicative of dwalen to stray, wander
- imperative of dwalen