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Proto-Germanic: *wī́san, *wísnōn-, *wísnēn, *wáis=, *wisala-, *wisalōn- vb. (+ #917 !)
Meaning: weak, wet
IE etymology: IE etymology
Old Norse: ptc. visin-n `welk, dürr', visna wk. `welken'; vesal-l `arm, elend', vesla, vesala `elend machen'
Norwegian: visen, vissen; dial. vesall, vesle `klein, dünn, schwach', veisen `schlaff, halbwelk', visa `eine schwache, schlaffe Person'; vesla vb.
Swedish: vissen; dial. ves, vesen `schwach', vesa `müde werden, zögern'' dial. väsal
Danish: vissen
Old English: tō-weosan; wisnian, weornian `verwelken, verdorren';
English: dial. weasel, weezel, weazen `dünn, mager'
Old High German: fir-wesan `faul werden'; wesanēn `verwelken, verdorren'
Middle High German: verwësen st. intr. 'zunichte werden, vergehn, herunterkommen', tr. 'zunichte machen, verderben, aufbrauchen'; wɛsel 'schwach, matt'
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