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Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Germanic *wulkną, *wulkō, *wulkô (cloud).

NounEdit

wolcen n

  1. cloud
    Næs þā nān wolcn on þǣre lyfte.
    There wasn't a cloud in the sky.
    Sēo Sunne flīegþ hēah ofer þā wolcnu.
    The Sun flies high above the clouds.
  2. (in the plural) the sky, the heavens
    Þā wolcnu sweartodon.
    The skies darkened.
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Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Germanic *wulk-, from Proto-Germanic *walkaną (to twist, roll).

NounEdit

wolcen n

  1. a convolution, ball, lump
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