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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English wawe, waghe. Not the same word as wave.

NounEdit

wawe (plural wawes)

  1. Alternative form of waw (wave)

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Middle EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From inflected forms in wāg- of Old English wǣġ, from Proto-Germanic *wēgaz.

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PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

wawe (plural wawes)

  1. A wave (moving zone of water or other flowing substance; undulation)
    • Chaucer, The Knight's Tale, lines 1099-1100:
      And fro the navele doun al covered was / With wawes grene, and brighte as any glas.
  2. Any sort of flowing or spurting motion.
  3. (usually in the plural) The ocean; a large body of water.
  4. (figuratively) A force of change or disruption.
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Etymology 2Edit

From wawe +‎ -y.

AdjectiveEdit

wawe

  1. Alternative form of wawy

Etymology 3Edit

From Old English wagian.

VerbEdit

wawe

  1. Alternative form of wawen

TunjungEdit

NounEdit

wawe

  1. woman

ReferencesEdit

  • Austronesian Comparative Dictionary