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Verb

wast
  1. Second-person singular simple past tense indicative of be.
    • 1600, William Shakespeare, As You Like It, Act 4, Scene 2, (a hunting song),
      "Take thou no scorn to wear the horn, It was a crest ere thou wast born ..."
    • 1611, The Bible, King James (Authorised) Version, (first & last usages),
      Genesis 3:11 "And he said, Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat?"
      Revelation 16:5 "And I heard the angel of the waters say, Thou art righteous, O Lord, which art, and wast, and shalt be, because thou hast judged thus."

References

  • American Heritage 2000
  • Dictionary.com

See also

Dutch

Verb

wast

Scots

Etymology

Scots form of English west.

Preposition

  1. west
  2. over, across
    She wis walkin wast the road.

Adjective

  1. west
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