westen

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English, from Old English wēsten (a desert, waste), from Proto-Germanic *wōstinjō (a waste, wilderness), from Proto-Indo-European *wāsto- (empty, wasted). Cognate with West Frisian woastyn (desert), Saterland Frisian wustenej (desert), Dutch woestijn (desert), French gâtine (wasteland, moor) (, from Germanic), Middle High German wuostinne (desert, wilderness) (German Wüste (desert)). More at westy, waste.

Noun[edit]

westen (plural westens)

  1. (obsolete) A waste, wasteland; desert.

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From west.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

westen n (uncountable)

  1. west
    De zon gaat onder in het westen. — The sun sets in the west.

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Proto-Germanic *wōstin-. Related to Old English wēste "void, desolate"

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

wēsten ?

  1. wasteland, desert, wilderness

Declension[edit]

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(when feminine)

Adjective[edit]

wēsten

  1. desolate, waste