hwettan

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Old English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *hwatjaną (to incite, sharpen), from Proto-Indo-European *kʷēd- (sharp). Cognate with Middle Dutch wetten (Dutch wetten), Old High German wezzan (German wetzen), Old Norse hvetja (Swedish vässa).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈxwet.tɑn/, [ˈʍet.tɑn]

Verb[edit]

hwettan

  1. to sharpen
  2. to incite, encourage

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Descendants[edit]

  • English: whet