wadan

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From Proto-Germanic *wadaną, from Proto-Indo-European *weh₂dʰ-. Cognate with Old Frisian wada, Middle Dutch waden (Dutch waden), Old High German watan (German waten), Old Norse vaða (Icelandic vaða, Swedish vada). The Indo-European root is also the source of Latin vādō (I go), vadum (a ford).

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wadan

  1. to go, to advance, to travel
    • early 11th century, author unknown, Battle of Maldon, lines 130 and 131
      Wōd þā wīges heard, wǣpen ūp āhōf, bord tō gebeorge, and wið þæs beornes stōp.
      Then (each warrior, from "hyssa gehwylc") bitter for battle advanced, when (each) raised up (his) weapon, (each one's) shield as protection, and advanced opposite/against (each Viking) warrior.

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Old Saxon[edit]

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From Proto-Germanic *wadaną.

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wadan

  1. to go, to wander

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