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IcelandicEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse vaxa, from Proto-Germanic *wahsijaną, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂weg-.

VerbEdit

vaxa (strong verb, third-person singular past indicative óx, third-person plural past indicative uxu, supine vaxið)

  1. to grow
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From the noun vax (wax).

VerbEdit

vaxa (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative vaxaði, supine vaxað)

  1. to wax (apply wax to)
ConjugationEdit

Old NorseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *wahsijaną, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂weg- (to increase, enlarge).

VerbEdit

vaxa (singular past indicative óx, plural past indicative óxu, past participle vax)

  1. to grow, increase

ConjugationEdit

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DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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

SwedishEdit

VerbEdit

vaxa (present vaxar, preterite vaxade, supine vaxat, imperative vaxa)

  1. to wax, to apply wax to something, usually to make the surface shiny
  2. to wax, to remove hair by applying wax

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