werfen

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German wërfen, from Old High German werfan, from Proto-Germanic *werpaną. Cognate with Old Saxon werpan, Dutch werpen, English warp.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈvɛʁfən/, [ˈvɛɐ̯fɱ̩], [ˈvɛɐ̯fən], [ˈvɛʁfɱ̩], [ˈvɛʁfən]
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Verb[edit]

werfen (class 3 strong, third-person singular simple present wirft, past tense warf, past participle geworfen, past subjunctive würfe, auxiliary haben)

  1. (transitive, intransitive or reflexive) To throw.
  2. (transitive, computing, exception handling) To throw
    Der Konstruktor mit dem einen Parameter wirft in diesem Falle eine Ausnahme.
    The constructor with this one parameter throws in this case an exception.
  3. (transitive) To cast
    einen Schatten werfen — to cast a shadow

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Middle High German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German werfan, from Proto-Germanic *werpaną. Akin to Old Saxon werpan, Dutch werpen, Old English weorpan.

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wërfen

  1. to throw

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