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Old EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Germanic *wakjaną, whence also Old High German wahhēn, Old Norse vaka. Doublet of wæċċan (essentially the same word, perhaps a Northumbrian form), which led to modern English watch.

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wacian

  1. to be awake
  2. to keep watch
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Etymology 2Edit

From wāc +‎ -ian.

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wācian

  1. To become weakened or tired; to weaken.
  2. To calm; to lose one's bravery.
  3. To lose one's riches; to end up in poverty.
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