wiegen

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wiegen (past singular wiegde, past participle gewiegd)

  1. to rock, to sway

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  • IPA(key): /ˈviːɡn̩, ˈviːɡŋ̩/
  • Hyphenation: wie‧gen
  • (file)

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle High German wegen, from Old High German wegan, from Proto-Germanic *weganą, from Proto-Indo-European *wéǵʰe-, *weǵʰ-. Although the base word now has -ie-, derived terms such as bewegen retain the -e-. Compare Dutch wegen, English weigh, Danish veje, Icelandic vega.

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wiegen (class 2 strong, third-person singular simple present wiegt, past tense wog, past participle gewogen, past subjunctive wöge, auxiliary haben)

  1. (transitive) to weigh; to measure the weight; to balance
  2. (intransitive or reflexive) to weigh; to be of a certain weight
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle High German wigen, from wige (cradle) (modern Wiege).

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wiegen (third-person singular simple present wiegt, past tense wiegte, past participle gewiegt, auxiliary haben)

  1. (transitive or reflexive) to move (something) from side to side; to sway; to shake; to rock
  2. (transitive) to chop (e.g. herbs); to mince
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