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Dutch

From Middle Dutch wasschen, from Old Dutch wascan, from Proto-Germanic *waskaną, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *wed- (water, wet).

Low German

From Old Saxon wahsan, from Proto-Germanic *wahsaną.

Middle Dutch

From Old Dutch wassan, from Proto-Germanic *wahsijaną (to increase), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂weg- (to increase).