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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English westen, from Old English wēsten (a desert, waste), from Proto-Germanic *wōstinjō (a waste, wilderness), from Proto-Indo-European *wāsto- (empty, wasted). Cognate with West Frisian woastyn (desert), Saterland Frisian wustenej (desert), Dutch woestijn (desert), French gâtine (wasteland, moor) (from Germanic), Middle High German wuostinne (desert, wilderness) (German Wüste (desert)). More at westy, waste.

NounEdit

westen (plural westens)

  1. (obsolete) A waste, wasteland; desert.

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PronunciationEdit

EtymologyEdit

From west.

NounEdit

westen n (uncountable)

  1. west
    De zon gaat onder in het westen. — The sun sets in the west.

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Old EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *wōstin-. Related to Old English wēste (void, desolate)

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

wēsten ?

  1. wasteland, desert, wilderness

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(when neuter)

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AdjectiveEdit

wēsten

  1. desolate, waste

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Tok PisinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English western.

AdjectiveEdit

westen

  1. western