wassen etymology

Dutch word wassen comes from Proto-Indo-European *wod-, Proto-Indo-European *wei-, and later Proto-Germanic *waskaną (To wash.)

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Detailed word origin of wassen

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*wod- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) wet; water, water; wet, wet, water, wet
*wei- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to turn, bend, to twist, bend, to move, go ahead; to be strong
*wed- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) wet
*waskaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To wash.
*waskan Frankish (frk)
waskan Old Dutch (odt)
wasschen Middle Dutch (dum) To wash.
wassen Dutch (nld) (transitive) to wash, to clean.

Words with the same origin as wassen

Descendants of *wod-
afwas afwasmiddel gewas wasbeer wasbeurt wasdom wasgelegenheid washand wasmachine waswater
Descendants of *wei-
Waterman Waterslang otter water wc whisky