waag (plural waags)
- weighing scales
- place (building) where goods are weighed
From Middle Dutch wāge f, alternative form of rare waech m, from Old Dutch *wāg, from Proto-Germanic *wēgaz. The feminine may be a mere variant (if old from Old Dutch *wāga, from Proto-Germanic *wēgō), or it may be due to a merger with another word with an original short vowel, which is attested in Middle High German wage (“movement, shaking”), Old High German waga. See German Woge for more.
See etymology on the main entry.
waag n (plural waagen)
- wide, open field or space
- state or condition of being wide-open and clear to viewing