Dutch Low SaxonEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Low German wēsen, from Old Saxon wesan, from Proto-Germanic *wesaną, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂wes-.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

waen

  1. (intransitive) to be
    Hier kö'j altied owzelf waen.
    Here you can always be yourself.

InflectionEdit


Middle DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Dutch wān, from Proto-Germanic *wēniz.

NounEdit

wâen m

  1. hope, expectation
  2. opinion, feeling, hunch (without evidence)
  3. suspicion
  4. doubt

InflectionEdit

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

DescendantsEdit

  • Dutch: waan
    • Afrikaans: waan
  • Limburgish: waan

Further readingEdit

  • waen”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000

Verwijs, E.; Verdam, J. (1885–1929), “waen (II)”, in Middelniederlandsch Woordenboek, The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, →ISBN, page II