wawe

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English wawe, waghe. Not the same word as wave.

Noun[edit]

wawe (plural wawes)

  1. Alternative form of waw (wave)

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Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From inflected forms in wāg- of Old English wǣġ, from Proto-Germanic *wēgaz.

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

wawe (plural wawes)

  1. A wave (moving zone of water or other flowing substance; undulation)
    • Chaucer, The Knight's Tale, lines 1099-1100:
      And fro the navele doun al covered was / With wawes grene, and brighte as any glas.
  2. Any sort of flowing or spurting motion.
  3. (usually in the plural) The ocean; a large body of water.
  4. (figuratively) A force of change or disruption.
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Descendants[edit]
  • English: waw, wawe (obsolete)
  • Scots: waw
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Etymology 2[edit]

From wawe +‎ -y.

Adjective[edit]

wawe

  1. Alternative form of wawy

Etymology 3[edit]

From Old English wagian.

Verb[edit]

wawe

  1. Alternative form of wawen

Etymology 4[edit]

From Old English wāwa.

Noun[edit]

wawe

  1. (Early Middle English) Alternative form of wowe

Swahili[edit]

Verb[edit]

wawe

  1. inflection of -wa:
    1. third-person plural subjunctive affirmative
    2. m-wa class subject inflected plural subjunctive affirmative

Tunjung[edit]

Noun[edit]

wawe

  1. woman

References[edit]

  • Austronesian Comparative Dictionary