heawan

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *hawwaną, a reduplicating verb, from Proto-Indo-European *kewh₂- (to hew; to hit, strike; to forge). Cognate with Old Dutch houwan (modern Dutch houwen), Old Frisian hawa, Old High German houwan (modern German hauen), Old Norse hǫggva (Icelandic höggva, Swedish hugga), Old Saxon hauwan, hauuan.

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Verb[edit]

hēawan

  1. To strike, smite, slash, cut.
  2. To chop, hew, hash, fell wood.

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