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Old Saxon[edit]

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From Proto-Germanic *wepsō-, from Proto-Indo-European *wobʰseh₂ ‎(wasp), from *webʰ- ‎(weave) (referring to the insect's woven nests). Germanic cognates include Old English wæsp, Dutch wesp, Old High German wefsa (German Wespe), Danish hveps, Norwegian veps/kvefs. The Indo-European root is also the source of Old Breton guohi, Latin vespa (derivations including Italian Vespa, scooter), Lithuanian vapsà, Russian оса ‎(osá). The word is also related to Old Saxon webbi and weƀan.



waspa f

  1. a wasp