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West Frisian[edit]


From Old Frisian waxa ‎(to grow), from Proto-Germanic *wahsijaną ‎(to grow), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *h₂weg-. Cognate with Saterland Frisian wacsa, wacsen ‎(to grow), English wax ‎(to grow, increase), Low German wassen, Dutch wassen, German wachsen, Danish vokse. See wax.



  1. to increase, to grow


Infinitive: waakse
Present tense Past tense
person singular plural singular plural
1st ik waaks wy waakse ik woeks wy woeksen
2nd do/dû waakst jimme waakse do/dû woekst jimme woeksen
3rd hy/sy waakst hja waakse hy/sy woeks hja woeksen
Present participle Imperative Auxiliary Past participle
waaksend (waaksende) waaks wêze woeksen