wachsen

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German[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle High German wahsen, from Old High German wahsan, from Proto-Germanic *wahsijaną, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *h₂weg-. Compare Low German wassen, Dutch wassen, West Frisian waakse, English wax, Danish vokse, Gothic 𐍅𐌰𐌷𐍃𐌾𐌰𐌽 (wahsjan).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈvaksn̩/, /ˈvaksən/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: wach‧sen

Verb[edit]

wachsen (class 6 strong, third-person singular simple present wächst, past tense wuchs, past participle gewachsen, past subjunctive wüchse, auxiliary sein)

  1. (intransitive) to grow
  2. (intransitive, figuratively) to grow, to increase
    • 2010, Der Spiegel, issue 30/2010, page 57:
      Zwar ist der Anteil der Frauen in Betriebsratsämtern mit knapp 25 Prozent noch vergleichsweise gering, aber er wächst.
      It is true that the portion of women in works council positions is still comparatively low with 25 percent, but it is growing.
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Etymology 2[edit]

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wachsen (third-person singular simple present wachst, past tense wachste, past participle gewachst, auxiliary haben)

  1. to wax
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