wesp

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Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch wesp, from earlier wespe, from Middle Dutch wespe, from Old Dutch *wespa, with metathesis from Proto-Germanic *wepsō-, from Proto-Indo-European *wobʰseh₂ (wasp), from *webʰ- (weave).

Noun[edit]

wesp (plural wespe)

  1. wasp

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʋɛsp/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: wesp
  • Rhymes: -ɛsp

Noun[edit]

wesp f (plural wespen, diminutive wespje n)

  1. wasp, used certain members of the order Hymenoptera, especially of the superfamily Vespoidea

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Afrikaans: wesp

Middle English[edit]

Noun[edit]

wesp

  1. Alternative form of wyspe

Vilamovian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

wesp

From Middle High German wefse, webse, wespe, from Old High German wefsa, from Proto-Germanic *wapsō. Cognate with German Wespe.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

wesp f (plural wespa)

  1. wasp