See also: Wallen and Wällen

DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

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  • Rhymes: -ɑlən

NounEdit

wallen

  1. Plural form of wal

GermanEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle High German wallen, from Old High German wallan (spin, twist, dance), from Proto-West Germanic *wallan, from Proto-Germanic *wallaną.

VerbEdit

wallen (third-person singular simple present wallt, past tense wallte, past participle gewallt, auxiliary haben or sein)

  1. (of liquids) to move violently
    Wenn die Milch im Topf zu wallen beginnt, kocht sie schnell über.
    When the milk in the pot begins to move violently, it will quickly boil over.
  2. to flutter, palpitate
    • 1545, Martin Luther (translator), Biblia, Judith XII, Hans Lufft:
      Da wallet dem Holofernes sein hertz / Denn er war entzündet mit brunst gegen jr.
      Then Holofernes' heart palpitated (to him); for he was enflamed with arousal toward her.

Etymology 2Edit

From Middle High German wallen, from Old High German wallōn (move in random, be unstable), from Proto-West Germanic *wallan, from Proto-Germanic *wallaną, related to Frankish *wallōn (to surge; well up; bubble over; roll about).

VerbEdit

wallen (third-person singular simple present wallt, past tense wallte, past participle gewallt, auxiliary haben or sein)

  1. to go on a pilgrimage
    Noch heute wallen viele gläubige Katholiken regelmäßig nach Lourdes.
    Today, many devout Catholics still regularly travel to Lourdes as pilgrims.

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Middle DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Dutch wallan, from Proto-West Germanic *wallan, from Proto-Germanic *wallaną.

VerbEdit

wallen

  1. to well up
  2. to boil

InflectionEdit

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DescendantsEdit

  • Dutch: wallen

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