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EsperantoEdit

AdjectiveEdit

vaska (accusative singular vaskan, plural vaskaj, accusative plural vaskajn)

  1. Basque (of or pertaining to the Basque people)

SynonymsEdit


FaroeseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse vaska, from Proto-Germanic *waskaną, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *wod- (water; wet).

VerbEdit

vaska (third person singular past indicative vaskaði, third person plural past indicative vaskaðu, supine vaskað)

  1. to wash

ConjugationEdit


IcelandicEdit

VerbEdit

vaska

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NounEdit

vaska

  1. indefinite accusative plural of vaskur
  2. indefinite genitive plural of vaskur

LatvianEdit

NounEdit

vaska m

  1. genitive singular form of vasks

Norwegian BokmålEdit

Alternative formsEdit

VerbEdit

vaska

  1. simple past of vaske
  2. past participle of vaske

Norwegian NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse vaska

VerbEdit

vaska (present tense vaskar, past tense vaska, past participle vaska, passive infinitive vaskast, present participle vaskande, imperative vask/vaska)

  1. alternative form of vaske

ReferencesEdit


Old NorseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *waskaną, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *wod- (water; wet). Compare Old English wascan, Old Frisian waska, Old Saxon waskan, Old High German wascan, waskan.

VerbEdit

vaska (singular past indicative vaskaði, plural past indicative vǫskuðu, past participle vaskaðr)

  1. to wash

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • vaska in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press

SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse vaska, from Proto-Germanic *waskaną, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *wod- (water; wet).

VerbEdit

vaska (present vaskar, preterite vaskade, supine vaskat, imperative vaska)

  1. to wash
  2. to separate gold from dirt and sand with a pan
    Har du någonsin vaskat guld?
    Have you ever washed gold?
  3. (informal) to get at valuable items or thoughts from an abundance of less interesting stuff
    Har du lyckats vaska fram något om den misstänkte?
    Have you been able to find something about the suspect (from all information available)?

Usage notesEdit

From slang for the practice of ordering more of an item than necessary and then throwing out the unneeded items in a show of excess. For example, to order two glasses of wine, consume one, throw out the other to show to others you have an excess of wealth to waste, and exclaim "Vaska"

ConjugationEdit

SynonymsEdit

(to wash)