was [wuz, wäz]
[ME < OE wæs, 1st & 3d pers. sing. of wesan, to be < IE base * wes-, to dwell, stay > Sans vastū, house: not orig. connected with BE]
1st & 3d pers. sing., pt., of BE

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  • was — Etymology: Middle English, from Old English, wæs, 1st & 3d singular past indicative of wesan to be; akin to Old Norse vera to be, var was, Sanskrit vasati he lives, dwells past first & third singular of be …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • WAS — wide area surveillance …   Military dictionary

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