wallen

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See also: Wallen and Wällen

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɑlən

Noun[edit]

wallen

  1. Plural form of wal

German[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle High German wallen, from Old High German wallan (spin, twist, dance), from Proto-West Germanic *wallan, from Proto-Germanic *wallaną.

Verb[edit]

wallen (third-person singular simple present wallt, past tense wallte, past participle gewallt, auxiliary haben or sein)

  1. (of liquids) to move violently
    Wenn die Milch im Topf zu wallen beginnt, kocht sie schnell über.
    When the milk in the pot begins to move violently, it will quickly boil over.
  2. to flutter, palpitate
    • 1545, Martin Luther (translator), Biblia, Judith XII, Hans Lufft:
      Da wallet dem Holofernes sein hertz / Denn er war entzündet mit brunst gegen jr.
      Then Holofernes' heart palpitated (to him); for he was enflamed with arousal toward her.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle High German wallen, from Old High German wallōn (move in random, be unstable), from Proto-West Germanic *wallan, from Proto-Germanic *wallaną, related to Frankish *wallōn (to surge; well up; bubble over; roll about).

Verb[edit]

wallen (third-person singular simple present wallt, past tense wallte, past participle gewallt, auxiliary haben or sein)

  1. to go on a pilgrimage
    Noch heute wallen viele gläubige Katholiken regelmäßig nach Lourdes.
    Today, many devout Catholics still regularly travel to Lourdes as pilgrims.

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Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch wallan, from Proto-West Germanic *wallan, from Proto-Germanic *wallaną.

Verb[edit]

wallen

  1. to well up
  2. to boil

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Descendants[edit]

  • Dutch: wallen

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