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 awake or rouse from sleep; to stir.
  2. (intransitive) To wake; to cease to sleep; to be awakened.
    • 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]

Etymology[edit]

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

Akin to Old English wacian, Old High German wahhen (German wachen), Old Norse vaka (Swedish vaka).

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waken (past singular waakte, past participle gewaakt)

  1. to watch, stay awake

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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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Noun[edit]

waken

  1. Plural form of wake

Middle English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English wacan.

Verb[edit]

waken (past wook, 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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