wagen

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See also: Wagen, wägen, and Wägen

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch wagen, from Old Dutch wagan, from Proto-Germanic *wagnaz, from Proto-Indo-European *woǵʰnos, from *weǵʰ-.

Noun[edit]

wagen m (plural wagens, diminutive wagentje n)

  1. wagon, carriage
  2. (mainly the diminutive) cart
  3. automobile, car, van
  4. sled, moving platform on wheels or rails a heavy machine etc. is mounted on
  5. (metonymically) A load filling one of the above vehicles
Synonyms[edit]

(wagon):

(automobile):

(load):

Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle Dutch wagen. Cognate with German wagen.

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Verb[edit]

wagen

  1. (intransitive) to venture, take risks
  2. (transitive) to dare, presume
  3. (transitive) to risk, to jeopardize
Inflection[edit]
Inflection of wagen (weak)
infinitive wagen
past singular waagde
past participle gewaagd
infinitive wagen
gerund wagen n
verbal noun
present tense past tense
1st person singular waag waagde
2nd person sing. (jij) waagt waagde
2nd person sing. (u) waagt waagde
2nd person sing. (gij) waagt waagde
3rd person singular waagt waagde
plural wagen waagden
subjunctive sing.1 wage waagde
subjunctive plur.1 wagen waagden
imperative sing. waag
imperative plur.1 waagt
participles wagend gewaagd
1) Archaic.
Synonyms[edit]
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

From Middle Dutch wagen, from Old Dutch *wagon, from Proto-Germanic *wagōną.

Verb[edit]

wagen

  1. (transitive) to move
  2. (intransitive) to be moved, literally or figuratively in many senses
Inflection[edit]
Inflection of wagen (weak)
infinitive wagen
past singular waagde
past participle gewaagd
infinitive wagen
gerund wagen n
verbal noun
present tense past tense
1st person singular waag waagde
2nd person sing. (jij) waagt waagde
2nd person sing. (u) waagt waagde
2nd person sing. (gij) waagt waagde
3rd person singular waagt waagde
plural wagen waagden
subjunctive sing.1 wage waagde
subjunctive plur.1 wagen waagden
imperative sing. waag
imperative plur.1 waagt
participles wagend gewaagd
1) Archaic.
Derived terms[edit]
Related terms[edit]

Etymology 4[edit]

Non-lemma forms.

Noun[edit]

wagen

  1. Plural form of waag

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German wāgen, from Old High German wāga (scales, balance; weight), in the sense of to venture on a new object's weight. More at Waage.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

wagen (third-person singular simple present wagt, past tense wagte, past participle gewagt, auxiliary haben)

  1. to venture, dare
  2. to risk, jeopardize

Conjugation[edit]

Further reading[edit]


Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Dutch *wagan, from Proto-Germanic *wagnaz.

Noun[edit]

wāgen m

  1. wagon, cart
Inflection[edit]
Descendants[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Dutch *wagon, from Proto-Germanic *wagōną.

Verb[edit]

wāgen

  1. to venture
Inflection[edit]
Weak
Indicative Present Past
1st singular wāge wāegde
2nd singular wāechs, wāges wāegdes
3rd singular wāecht, wāget wāegde
1st plural wāgen wāegden
2nd plural wāecht, wāget wāegdet
3rd plural wāgen wāegden
Subjunctive Present Past
1st singular wāge wāegde
2nd singular wāechs, wāges wāegdes
3rd singular wāge wāegde
1st plural wāgen wāegden
2nd plural wāecht, wāget wāegdet
3rd plural wāgen wāegden
Imperative Present
Singular wāge
Plural wāecht, wāget
Present Past
Participle wāgende gewāecht
Descendants[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • waghen (I)”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • waghen (II)”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • wagen (I)”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, 1929
  • wagen (VI)”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, 1929