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Old English

Etymology

Proto-Germanic *hauwan, a reduplicating verb, from Proto-Indo-European *kow- (strike). Cognate with Old Frisian hawa, Old Saxon hauuan (Dutch houwen), Old High German houwan (German hauen), Old Norse hǫggva (Icelandic höggva, Swedish hugga).

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈhæːɑwɑn/

Verb

hēawan

  1. to strike, slash, cut
  2. to chop, hew, hash

Conjugation

Class VII strong
present singular plural
1st person hēawe hēawaþ
2nd person hēawest
3rd person hēaweþ
subjunctive hēawe hēawen
preterite singular plural
1st person hēow hēowon
2nd person hēowe
3rd person hēow
subjunctive hēowe hēowen
imperative singular plural
hēaw hēawaþ
participle present past
hēawende (ġe)hēawen


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