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Old English

Etymology

Proto-Germanic *weǥan, from Proto-Indo-European *wegʰ-. Cognate with Old Saxon wegan (Dutch wegen), Old High German wegan (German bewegen), Old Norse vega (Swedish väga), Gothic 𐌲𐌰𐍅𐌹𐌲𐌰𐌽. The PIE root is also the source of Ancient Greek ϝοχος, ὄχος (vehicle), Latin vehō (carry).

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈweɣɑn/

Verb

wegan

  1. to carry, bear
  2. to wear
  3. to carry on, inflict
  4. to weigh, consider

Conjugation

Class V strong
present singular plural
1st person wege wegaþ
2nd person wegest
3rd person wigeþ, wegeþ
subjunctive wege wegen
preterite singular plural
1st person wæġ wǣgon
2nd person wǣge
3rd person wæġ
subjunctive wǣge wǣgen
imperative singular plural
weġ wegaþ
participle present past
wegende (ġe)wegen


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