waken

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English waknen, from Old English wæcnan, from Proto-Germanic *waknaną.

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waken (third-person singular simple present wakens, present participle wakening, simple past and past participle wakened)

  1. (transitive) To wake or rouse from sleep.
  2. (intransitive) To awaken; to cease to sleep; to be awakened; to stir.
    • John Dryden (1631-1700)
      Early, Turnus wakening with the light.
    • 1914, Louis Joseph Vance, Nobody, chapter II:
      She wakened in sharp panic, bewildered by the grotesquerie of some half-remembered dream in contrast with the harshness of inclement fact, drowsily realising that since she had fallen asleep it had come on to rain smartly out of a shrouded sky.

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch waken, from Old Dutch wakon, from Proto-Germanic *wakjaną (to be awake).

Verb[edit]

waken

  1. (intransitive) to stay awake
  2. (intransitive) to watch, to be alert
Inflection[edit]
Inflection of waken (weak)
infinitive waken
past singular waakte
past participle gewaakt
infinitive waken
gerund waken n
verbal noun
present tense past tense
1st person singular waak waakte
2nd person sing. (jij) waakt waakte
2nd person sing. (u) waakt waakte
2nd person sing. (gij) waakt waakte
3rd person singular waakt waakte
plural waken waakten
subjunctive sing.1 wake waakte
subjunctive plur.1 waken waakten
imperative sing. waak
imperative plur.1 waakt
participles wakend gewaakt
1) Archaic.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Non-lemma forms.

Noun[edit]

waken

  1. Plural form of wake

Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch wacon, from Proto-Germanic *wakjaną.

Verb[edit]

wāken

  1. (intransitive) to wake, to be awake
  2. (intransitive) to not be or fall asleep, to stay awake
  3. (intransitive) to awaken, to wake up
  4. (transitive) to guard

Inflection[edit]

Weak
Infinitive wāken
3rd sg. past
3rd pl. past
Past participle
Infinitive wāken
In genitive wākens
In dative wākene
Indicative Present Past
1st singular wāke
2nd singular wāecs, wākes
3rd singular wāect, wāket
1st plural wāken
2nd plural wāect, wāket
3rd plural wāken
Subjunctive Present Past
1st singular wāke
2nd singular wāecs, wākes
3rd singular wāke
1st plural wāken
2nd plural wāect, wāket
3rd plural wāken
Imperative Present
Singular wāec, wāke
Plural wāect, wāket
Present Past
Participle wākende

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Further reading[edit]

  • waken (II)”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • waken (I)”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, 1929

Middle English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English wacan.

Verb[edit]

waken (third-person singular simple present {{{stem}}}eth, present participle wook, simple past and past participle waken)

  1. to wake, cease from sleep, to be awake
  2. to remain awake on watch especially over a corpse

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