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westen

See also: Westen

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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), Lua error in Module:etymology_language at line 136: The source language/family code "frs" is not valid. Lua error in Module:links/templates at line 52: The language code "frs" is not valid., Dutch woestijn (desert), French gâtine (wasteland, moor) (, from Germanic), Middle High German wuostinne (desert, wilderness) (German Wüste (desert)). More at westy, waste.

NounEdit

westen (plural westens)

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

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From west.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

westen n (uncountable)

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

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Old EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

wēsten ?

  1. wasteland, desert, wilderness

DeclensionEdit

(when neuter)

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(when feminine)

AdjectiveEdit

wēsten

  1. desolate, waste