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Old EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈnesɑn/, [ˈnezɑn]

Etymology 1Edit

Contraction of ne +‎ wesan. Compare nillan.

VerbEdit

nesan

  1. to not be
ConjugationEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Germanic *nesaną.

VerbEdit

nesan

  1. to survive, escape from, be saved
ConjugationEdit

Derived termsEdit


Old SaxonEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *nesaną

VerbEdit

nesan

  1. to survive
  2. to recover, heal

ConjugationEdit