westen

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English westen, from Old English wēsten (a desert, waste), from Proto-Germanic *wōstinī (a waste, wilderness).

Noun[edit]

westen (plural westens)

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

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From west.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈʋɛs.tə(n)/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: wes‧ten
  • Rhymes: -ɛstən

Noun[edit]

westen n (uncountable)

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

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Coordinate terms[edit]

  • (compass points)
noordwesten noorden noordoosten
westen Compass rose simple plain.svg oosten
zuidwesten zuiden zuidoosten

Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *wōstin-. Related to Old English wēste (void, desolate)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

wēsten ?

  1. wasteland, desert, wilderness

Declension[edit]

(when neuter)

(when masculine)

(when feminine)

Adjective[edit]

wēsten

  1. desolate, waste

Declension[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Middle English: westen

Tok Pisin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English western.

Adjective[edit]

westen

  1. western