Werk

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German werc, werh, werk, from Proto-Germanic *werką, from Proto-Indo-European *wérǵom.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /vɛʁk/, [vɛʁk], [vɛɐ̯k]

Noun[edit]

Werk n (genitive Werks or Werkes, plural Werke)

  1. work, achievement (the result of working)
    Nach getaner Arbeit betrachtete er sein Werk.
    After having finished working, he looked at what he had achieved.
  2. work, piece (of art, literature, or the like)
    Macbeth ist eins von Shakespeares wichtigsten Werken.
    Macbeth is one of Shakespeare's most important works.
  3. factory, plant, works
    Die Firma will ihr Stuttgarter Werk schließen.
    The company is going to close down its Stuttgart works.
  4. (religion) work (morally relevant deed)
    Gott richtet den Menschen nach Glauben und Werken.
    God judges a person by their faith and works.
  5. (archaic, except in compounds) labour, work (the occupation or process of working)
    Bergarbeit ist ein hartes Werk.
    Mining is hard work.

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External links[edit]

  • Werk in Duden online