vaska

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See also: väska and vaskā

Esperanto[edit]

Adjective[edit]

vaska ‎(accusative singular vaskan, plural vaskaj, accusative plural vaskajn)

  1. Basque (of or pertaining to the Basque people)

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Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse vaska, from Proto-Germanic *waskaną, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *wod- ‎(water; wet).

Verb[edit]

vaska ‎(third person singular past indicative vaskaði, third person plural past indicative vaskaðu, supine vaskað)

  1. to wash

Conjugation[edit]


Icelandic[edit]

Verb[edit]

vaska ‎(third-person singular past indicative {{{1}}}, supine {{{2}}})

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Noun[edit]

vaska

  1. indefinite accusative plural of vaskur
  2. indefinite genitive plural of vaskur

Latvian[edit]

Noun[edit]

vaska m

  1. genitive singular form of vasks

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Verb[edit]

vaska

  1. simple past of vaske
  2. past participle of vaske

Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *waskaną, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *wod- ‎(water; wet). Compare Old English wascan, Old Frisian waska, Old Saxon waskan, Old High German wascan, waskan.

Verb[edit]

vaska ‎(singular past indicative vaskaði, plural past indicative vǫskuðu, past participle vaskaðr)

  1. to wash

Descendants[edit]


Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse vaska, from Proto-Germanic *waskaną, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *wod- ‎(water; wet).

Verb[edit]

vaska ‎(present vaskar, preterite vaskade, supine vaskat, imperative vaska)

  1. to wash
  2. to separate gold from dirt and sand with a pan
    Har du någonsin vaskat guld?
    Have you ever washed gold?
  3. (informal) to get at valuable items or thoughts from an abundance of less interesting stuff
    Har du lyckats vaska fram något om den misstänkte?
    Have you been able to find something about the suspect (from all information available)?

Conjugation[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

From slang for the practice of ordering more of an item than necessary and then throwing out the unneeded items in a show of excess. For example, to order two glasses of wine, consume one, throw out the other to show to others you have an excess of wealth to waste, and exclaim "Vaska"

Synonyms[edit]

(to wash)