wassen etymology

Dutch word wassen comes from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ug-, and later Proto-Germanic *wahsijaną (To grow.)

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Detailed word origin of wassen

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*h₂ug- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*wahsijaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To grow.
wassan Old Dutch (odt)
*wassan Old Dutch (odt)
wassen Middle Dutch (dum) To grow, to wax. To increase.
wassen Dutch (nld) (intransitive, archaic) to grow, to rise, to increase, to become higher and/or bigger, to wax.

Words with the same origin as wassen

Descendants of *h₂ug-
afwas afwasmiddel gewas wasbeer wasdom wasgelegenheid washand woeker woekeren