From earlier Modern Dutch wespe, from Middle Dutch wespe, from Old Dutch *wespa, with metathesis from Proto-Germanic *wepsō-, from Proto-Indo-European *wobʰseh₂ (“wasp”), from *webʰ- (“weave”).
Cognate with German Wespe, Low German Wösp, English wasp.
wesp f (plural wespen, diminutive wespje n)
- wasp, Vespa
From Middle High German wefse, webse, wespe, from Old High German wefsa, from Proto-Germanic *wapsō. Cognate with German Wespe.
wesp f (plural wespa)