was

  • past tense first- and third-person singular of be

Origin and Etymology of was

Middle English, from Old English, wæs, 1st & 3rd singular past indicative of wesan to be; akin to Old Norse vera to be, var was, Sanskrit vasati he lives, dwells

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was

  • past first person & third person singular of be


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