Meaning of WAS in English

WAS

I.

Etymology: Middle English (1st & 3d singular past indicative), from Old English (1st & 3d singular past indicative of wesan to be); akin to Old Frisian wesa to be, was was, Old High German wesan to be, was was, Old Norse vera to be, var was, Gothic wisan to be, was was, Sanskrit vasati he lives, dwells, stays, and probably to Latin Vesta goddess of the hearth, Greek hestia hearth, home, goddess of the hearth; basic meaning: to live, stay

past first & third singular of be

dialect & archaic past second singular of be

nonstandard & archaic past plural of be

nonstandard & archaic past subjunctive of be

II. ˈwəz, ˈwäz also ˈwȯz noun

( -es )

Etymology: Middle English, from was (I)

: something that was : past

III.

plural of wa

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