westen

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English, 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.

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From west.

PronunciationEdit

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

DeclensionEdit

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AdjectiveEdit

wēsten

  1. desolate, waste
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