From Middle English wage, from Anglo-Norman wage, from Old Northern French wage, a northern variant of Old French gauge, guage (whence modern French gage), Medieval Latin wadium, from Frankish *wadi (cognate with Old English wedd), from Proto-Germanic *wadją ("pledge"), from Proto-Indo-European *wedʰ- ("to pledge, redeem a pledge"). Akin to Old Norse veðja ("to pledge"), Gothic 𐍅𐌰𐌳𐌹, Dutch wedde. Compare also the doublet gage. More at wed.
From Middle English wagen ("to pledge"), from Anglo-Norman, Old Northern French wagier, a northern variant of Old French guagier (whence modern French gager), itself either from guage or from a derivative of Frankish *wadi, possibly through a Vulgar Latin intermediate *wadiō from *wadium.
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