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Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English wawen, waȝien, from Old English wagian (to move, shake, swing, totter), from Proto-Germanic *wagōną (to move), from Proto-Indo-European *weǵhe- (to drag, carry). Cognate with German wagen (to venture, dare, risk), Dutch wagen (to venture, dare, also to move, stir), Swedish våga (to dare).

VerbEdit

waw (third-person singular simple present waws, present participle wawing, simple past and past participle wawed)

  1. (transitive, obsolete) To stir; move; wave.

Etymology 2Edit

From Middle English wawe, waȝe, waghe, from Old English wǣg (motion, water, wave, billow, flood, sea), from Proto-Germanic *wēgaz (wave, storm), from Proto-Indo-European *weǵhe- (to drag, carry). Cognate with North Frisian weage (water, wave), German Wag, Woge (wave), French vague (wave), Swedish våg (wave).

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NounEdit

waw (plural waws)

  1. (obsolete, water) A wave.

Etymology 3Edit

From Middle English wawe, wowe, waugh, wouh, from Old English wāh, wāg (a wall, partition), from Proto-Germanic *waigaz (wall), from Proto-Indo-European *weyk- (to bend, twist). Cognate with Scots wauch, vauch.

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

waw (plural waws)

  1. (Britain, dialectal, Northern England, Scotland) A wall

Etymology 4Edit

From Arabic وَاو(wāw).

  • Letter of the Arabic alphabet: و
    • Last: ه
    • Next: ي

NounEdit

waw (plural waws)

  1. The twenty-seventh letter of the Arabic alphabet: و.
  2. Alternative spelling of vav
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MapudungunEdit

EtymologyEdit

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NounEdit

waw (using Raguileo Alphabet)

  1. A valley.

ReferencesEdit

  • Wixaleyiñ: Mapucezugun-wigkazugun pici hemvlcijka (Wixaleyiñ: Small Mapudungun-Spanish dictionary), Beretta, Marta; Cañumil, Dario; Cañumil, Tulio, 2008.

Middle EnglishEdit

NounEdit

waw

  1. Alternative form of wawe

PortugueseEdit

NounEdit

waw m (plural waws)

  1. Alternative spelling of uau

ScotsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old English wagian (wave, undulate).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

waw (plural waws)

  1. (water) wave