EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English waknen, from Old English wæcnan, from Proto-Germanic *waknaną.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

waken (third-person singular simple present wakens, present participle wakening, simple past and past participle wakened)

  1. (transitive) To wake or rouse from sleep.
  2. (intransitive) To awaken; to cease to sleep; to be awakened; to stir.
    • (Can we date this quote by John Dryden and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      Early, Turnus wakening with the light.
    • 1914, Louis Joseph Vance, chapter II, in Nobody, New York, N.Y.: George H[enry] Doran Company, published 1915, OCLC 40817384:
      She wakened in sharp panic, bewildered by the grotesquerie of some half-remembered dream in contrast with the harshness of inclement fact, drowsily realising that since she had fallen asleep it had come on to rain smartly out of a shrouded sky.

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DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈʋaːkə(n)/
  • Rhymes: -aːkən
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Etymology 1Edit

From Middle Dutch waken, from Old Dutch wacon, from Proto-Germanic *wakāną (to be awake).

VerbEdit

waken

  1. (intransitive) to stay awake
  2. (intransitive) to watch, to be alert
InflectionEdit
Inflection of waken (weak)
infinitive waken
past singular waakte
past participle gewaakt
infinitive waken
gerund waken n
present tense past tense
1st person singular waak waakte
2nd person sing. (jij) waakt waakte
2nd person sing. (u) waakt waakte
2nd person sing. (gij) waakt waakte
3rd person singular waakt waakte
plural waken waakten
subjunctive sing.1 wake waakte
subjunctive plur.1 waken waakten
imperative sing. waak
imperative plur.1 waakt
participles wakend gewaakt
1) Archaic.
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  • Papiamentu: wak

Etymology 2Edit

See the etymology of the main entry.

NounEdit

waken

  1. Plural form of wake

Middle DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Dutch wacon, from Proto-Germanic *wakāną.

VerbEdit

wāken

  1. (intransitive) to wake, to be awake
  2. (intransitive) to not be or fall asleep, to stay awake
  3. (intransitive) to awaken, to wake up
  4. (transitive) to guard

InflectionEdit

Weak
Infinitive wāken
3rd sg. past
3rd pl. past
Past participle
Infinitive wāken
In genitive wākens
In dative wākene
Indicative Present Past
1st singular wāke
2nd singular wāecs, wākes
3rd singular wāect, wāket
1st plural wāken
2nd plural wāect, wāket
3rd plural wāken
Subjunctive Present Past
1st singular wāke
2nd singular wāecs, wākes
3rd singular wāke
1st plural wāken
2nd plural wāect, wāket
3rd plural wāken
Imperative Present
Singular wāec, wāke
Plural wāect, wāket
Present Past
Participle wākende

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Middle EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old English wacan, from Proto-Germanic *wakaną.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

waken

  1. to wake, cease from sleep, to be awake
  2. to remain awake on watch (especially over a corpse)
ConjugationEdit
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Etymology 2Edit

From Old English wācian.

VerbEdit

waken

  1. Alternative form of woken