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DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈʋɑsə(n)/
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Etymology 1Edit

From Middle Dutch wasschen, from Old Dutch wascan, from Proto-Germanic *waskaną, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *wed- (water, wet).

VerbEdit

wassen

  1. (transitive) to wash, to clean
InflectionEdit
Inflection of wassen (weak with strong past participle)
infinitive wassen
past singular waste
past participle gewassen
infinitive wassen
gerund wassen n
verbal noun
present tense past tense
1st person singular was waste
2nd person sing. (jij) wast waste
2nd person sing. (u) wast waste
2nd person sing. (gij) wast waste
3rd person singular wast waste
plural wassen wasten
subjunctive sing.1 wasse waste
subjunctive plur.1 wassen wasten
imperative sing. was
imperative plur.1 wast
participles wassend gewassen
1) Archaic.
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Middle Dutch wassen, from Old Dutch wassan, from Proto-Germanic *wahsijaną (to increase), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂weg- (to increase).

VerbEdit

wassen

  1. (intransitive, archaic) to grow, to rise, to increase, to become higher and/or bigger, to wax
    de wassende maan
    the waxing moon
InflectionEdit
Inflection of wassen (strong class 7)
infinitive wassen
past singular wies
past participle gewassen
infinitive wassen
gerund wassen n
verbal noun
present tense past tense
1st person singular was wies
2nd person sing. (jij) wast wies
2nd person sing. (u) wast wies
2nd person sing. (gij) wast wiest
3rd person singular wast wies
plural wassen wiesen
subjunctive sing.1 wasse wiese
subjunctive plur.1 wassen wiesen
imperative sing. was
imperative plur.1 wast
participles wassend gewassen
1) Archaic.
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 3Edit

From was +‎ -en.

AdjectiveEdit

wassen (not comparable)

  1. made of wax, waxen
InflectionEdit
Inflection of wassen
uninflected wassen
inflected wassen
comparative
positive
predicative/adverbial
indefinite m./f. sing. wassen
n. sing. wassen
plural wassen
definite wassen
partitive

Etymology 4Edit

From was +‎ -en.

VerbEdit

wassen

  1. (transitive) to rub wax on
InflectionEdit
Inflection of wassen (weak)
infinitive wassen
past singular waste
past participle gewast
infinitive wassen
gerund wassen n
verbal noun
present tense past tense
1st person singular was waste
2nd person sing. (jij) wast waste
2nd person sing. (u) wast waste
2nd person sing. (gij) wast waste
3rd person singular wast waste
plural wassen wasten
subjunctive sing.1 wasse waste
subjunctive plur.1 wassen wasten
imperative sing. was
imperative plur.1 wast
participles wassend gewast
1) Archaic.

Low GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Saxon wahsan, from Proto-Germanic *wahsaną.

VerbEdit

wassen

  1. to wax, grow

ConjugationEdit


Middle DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

VerbEdit

wassen

  1. to grow, to wax
  2. to increase

InflectionEdit

This verb needs an inflection-table template.

DescendantsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • wassen (II)”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • wassen (III)”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, 1929