What is the origin of the terms waxing and waning as they refer to moon phases?

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Oct 20, 2016

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Waxing means increasing in size and waning mans reducing in size( Crescententer image source here .

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The picture is self explanatory.New moon
Waxing crescent
First quarter
Waxing gibbous
Full moon
Waning Gibbous
Third quarter
Waning crescent
New moon[3]
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