wassen

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch wasschen, from Old Dutch waskan, from Proto-Germanic *waskaną ‎(to wash, make wet), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *wed- ‎(water, wet).

Verb[edit]

wassen

  1. (transitive) to wash, to clean
Inflection[edit]
Inflection of wassen (weak with strong past participle)
infinitive wassen
past singular waste
past participle gewassen
infinitive wassen
gerund wassen n
verbal noun
present tense past tense
1st person singular was waste
2nd person sing. (jij) wast waste
2nd person sing. (u) wast waste
2nd person sing. (gij) wast waste
3rd person singular wast waste
plural wassen wasten
subjunctive sing.1 wasse waste
subjunctive plur.1 wassen wasten
imperative sing. was
imperative plur.1 wast
participles wassend gewassen
1) Archaic.
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle Dutch wassen, from Old Dutch wahsan, wassan, from Proto-Germanic *wahsijaną ‎(to increase), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂weg- ‎(to increase).

Verb[edit]

wassen

  1. (intransitive, archaic) to grow, to rise, to increase, to become higher and/or bigger, to wax
    de wassende maan
    the waxing moon
Inflection[edit]
Inflection of wassen (strong class 7)
infinitive wassen
past singular wies
past participle gewassen
infinitive wassen
gerund wassen n
verbal noun
present tense past tense
1st person singular was wies
2nd person sing. (jij) wast wies
2nd person sing. (u) wast wies
2nd person sing. (gij) wast wiest
3rd person singular wast wies
plural wassen wiesen
subjunctive sing.1 wasse wiese
subjunctive plur.1 wassen wiesen
imperative sing. was
imperative plur.1 wast
participles wassend gewassen
1) Archaic.
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

From was +‎ -en.

Adjective[edit]

wassen ‎(not comparable)

  1. made of wax, waxen
Inflection[edit]
Inflection of wassen
uninflected wassen
inflected wassen
comparative
positive
predicative/adverbial
indefinite m./f. sing. wassen
n. sing. wassen
plural wassen
definite wassen
partitive

Etymology 4[edit]

From was +‎ -en.

Verb[edit]

wassen

  1. (transitive) to rub wax on
Inflection[edit]
Inflection of wassen (weak)
infinitive wassen
past singular waste
past participle gewast
infinitive wassen
gerund wassen n
verbal noun
present tense past tense
1st person singular was waste
2nd person sing. (jij) wast waste
2nd person sing. (u) wast waste
2nd person sing. (gij) wast waste
3rd person singular wast waste
plural wassen wasten
subjunctive sing.1 wasse waste
subjunctive plur.1 wassen wasten
imperative sing. was
imperative plur.1 wast
participles wassend gewast
1) Archaic.

Low German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Saxon wahsan, from Proto-Germanic *wahsaną.

Verb[edit]

wassen

  1. to wax, grow

Conjugation[edit]