from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Variant of vav.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A wave (of water).
  • n. The twenty-seventh letter of the Arabic alphabet: و.
  • n. Alternative spelling of vav.
  • v. To stir; move; wave.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • TO stir; move; wave.
  • To cry as a cat; waul.
  • See waul.
  • n. The sixth letter of the Hebrew alphabet, corresponding to the English w or the Latin v (whence it appears as modern v in the English form of the Hebrew words. Its numerical value is VI.
  • n. A wave.
  • n. A wall.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the 6th letter of the Hebrew alphabet


From Middle English wawen, waȝien, from Old English wagian ("to move, shake, swing, totter"), from Proto-Germanic *wagōnan (“to move”), from Proto-Indo-European *weǵhe- (“to drag, carry”). Cognate with German wagen ("to venture, dare, risk"), Swedish våga ("to dare"). (Wiktionary)
From Middle English wawe, waȝe, from Old English wǣg ("motion, water, wave, billow, flood, sea"), from Proto-Germanic *wēgaz (“wave, storm”), from Proto-Indo-European *weǵhe- (“to drag, carry”). Cognate with North Frisian weage ("water, wave"), German Wag, Woge ("wave"), French vague ("wave"), Swedish våg ("wave"). (Wiktionary)
From Arabic واو (wāw). (Wiktionary)


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