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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *weganą, from Proto-Indo-European *weǵʰ-. Cognate with Old Frisian wega, Old Saxon wegan, Dutch wegen, Old High German wegan (German bewegen), Old Norse vega (Swedish väga), Gothic 𐌲𐌰𐍅𐌹𐌲𐌰𐌽 (gawigan). The Proto-Indo-European root is also the source of Ancient Greek ϝοχος (wokhos), ὄχος (ókhos, vehicle), Latin vehō (carry).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈwe.ɡɑn/, [ˈwe.ɣɑn]

VerbEdit

wegan

  1. to carry, bear
  2. to wear
  3. to carry on, inflict
  4. to weigh, consider

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  • Middle English: weien, weȝen, weghen

Old SaxonEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *weganą.

VerbEdit

wegan

  1. to carry, bear
  2. to wear
  3. to weigh

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DescendantsEdit