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Middle English[edit]


Cognate with Old English, Old High German wegan "to move, carry, weigh," Dutch wagen, wegen, German bewegen, wiegen, Icelandic, Norwegian, Swedish vagga "to rock," Latin vehere "to carry." See also: [1]


waggen (third-person singular simple present waggeth, present participle waggende, first-/third-person singular past indicative and past participle wagged)

  1. to move to and fro, up and down,
  2. to walk around, wander
  3. to stagger, totter, sway
  4. to waver, vacillate

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See also[edit]


  1. ^ ENTRY: wegh- The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000. Appendix I. Indo-European Roots