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waken

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Life at the greatest and best is but a froward child, that must be humored and coaxed a little till it falls asleep, and then all the care is over.
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English

Etymology

Old English wæcnan.

Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to waken

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to waken (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. to awake or rouse from sleep; to stir

Dutch

Verb

waken

  1. to watch, stay awake

Conjugation

Infinitive: waken
Present tense Past tense
ik waak wij waken singular waakte
jij/u waakt jullie waken plural waakten
hij/zij waakt zij waken
Present participle Imperative Auxiliary Past participle
wakend waak hebben gewaakt

Middle English

Etymology

Old English wacan

Verb

waken (past wook, past participle waken)

  1. to wake, cease from sleep, to be awake
  2. to remain awake on watch especially over a corpse

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