Awakener



to awake; waken.
Historical Examples

He did not coo at daybreak, “Joy possesses us, We did injure the awakener.”
The Fijians Basil Thomson

The man absorbed and involved in business is not an awakener or reminder of the Perfect.
The Myth in Marriage Alice Hubbard

“Pathos is a tide; often it carries the awakener of it off his feet,” Meredith writes.
The Ordeal of Richard Feverel George Meredith

To love the cold is a sign of youth—and we do love it, the awakener.
Wilderness, A Journal of Quiet Adventure in Alaska Rockwell Kent

As the Harbolas wake people up in the morning they are also called Jaga or awakener.
The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India R. V. Russell

Jealousy is the forerunner of love, and sometimes its awakener.
Dictionary of Quotations from Ancient and Modern, English and Foreign Sources James Wood

It was the sort of face that makes the end of a dream a discomfort to the awakener.
When Ghost Meets Ghost William Frend De Morgan

It wasnt a wet sponge, but it did nearly as well, as an awakener.
Winona of the Camp Fire Margaret Widdemer

It is blind worship by instinct; it is a sign of awakening sense, but it is not its awakener.
Lore of Proserpine Maurice Hewlett

For jealousy is the forerunner of love, and sometimes its awakener.
A Roman Singer F. Marion Crawford

v.

Old English awæcnan (intransitive), “to spring into being, arise, originate,” also, less often, “to wake up;” earlier onwæcnan, from a- (1) “on” + wæcnan (see waken). Transitive meaning “to rouse from sleep” is recorded from 1510s; figurative sense of “to stir up, rouse to activity” is from c.1600.

Originally strong declension (past tense awoc, past participle awacen), already in Old English it was confused with awake (v.) and a weak past tense awæcnede (modern awakened) emerged and has since become the accepted form, with awoke and awoken transferred to awake. Subtle shades of distinction determine the use of awake or awaken in modern English. Related: Awakening.

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