vække

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Danish wække, from Old Norse vekja, from Proto-Germanic *wakjaną (to wake), cognate with Swedish väcka, English watch and German wecken.

Pronunciation[edit]

IPA(key): /vɛkə/, [ˈʋɛɡ̊ə]

Verb[edit]

vække (past tense vækkede or vakte, past participle vækket or vakt)

  1. (transitive) to wake up (to cause someone to stop sleeping)
  2. (transitive) to arouse, cause (e.g. curiosity, interest, anger, laughter)
  3. (transitive) to awaken (spiritually or politically)

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Usage notes[edit]

  • The older forms vakte and vakt are never used in the literal sense of the word.

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