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]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From west.

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]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

wēsten ?

  1. wasteland, desert, wilderness

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Adjective[edit]

wēsten

  1. desolate, waste