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Old English wawe, waghe. Not the same word as wave.


wawe (plural wawes)

  1. (obsolete) A wave.
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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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.

And fro the navele doun al covered was With wawes grene, and brighte as any glas The Kinght's Tale (Chaucer, ll. 1099-1100)