wase (plural wases)
- (Britain, dialectal) A bundle of straw, or other material, to relieve the pressure of burdens carried upon the head.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Halliwell to this entry?)
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for wase in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)
From Proto-Germanic *waisǭ, from Proto-Indo-European *weys- (“to flow”). Akin to Old Saxon wāso (“mud, wet ground, mire”), Old Norse veisa (“stagnant pond, stagnant water”), Old English wōs (“moisture; juice, sap”)
- English: ooze