wanen

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch wânen, from Old Dutch *wānen, from Proto-Germanic *wēnijaną.

Verb[edit]

wanen

  1. to (falsely) believe

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of wanen (weak)
infinitive wanen
past singular waande
past participle gewaand
infinitive wanen
gerund wanen n
verbal noun
present tense past tense
1st person singular waan waande
2nd person sing. (jij) waant waande
2nd person sing. (u) waant waande
2nd person sing. (gij) waant waande
3rd person singular waant waande
plural wanen waanden
subjunctive sing.1 wane waande
subjunctive plur.1 wanen waanden
imperative sing. waan
imperative plur.1 waant
participles wanend gewaand
1) Archaic.

Noun[edit]

wanen

  1. Plural form of waan

Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Dutch *wānen, from Proto-Germanic *wēnijaną.

Verb[edit]

wânen

  1. to expect
  2. to think, to be of the opinion
  3. to suspect
Inflection[edit]

This verb needs an inflection-table template.

Descendants[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Dutch *wanon, from Proto-Germanic *wanōną.

Verb[edit]

wānen

  1. to wane
    Antonyms: wassen
Inflection[edit]

This verb needs an inflection-table template.

Further reading[edit]

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

Middle English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English wānian.

Verb[edit]

wanen

  1. to moan, to wail, to complain
  2. (figuratively, of a bell) to sound
  3. to lament, to bewail