Waage

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German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • Wage (prescribed (in 1902 and 1908 in Prussia); proscribed (1996 spelling reform))

Etymology[edit]

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Particularly: “The spelling Waage is much older than 1927 - at best it was re-introduced in 1927 (but how, through which rulebook?)”

From Middle High German wāge, from Old High German wāga, from Proto-Germanic *wēgǭ, *wēgō (weight; balance, scale). The second a was introduced in 1927 to distinguish it from Wagen. More at wey.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈvaːɡə/
  • (file)
  • Homophones: vage, wage

Noun[edit]

Waage f (genitive Waage, plural Waagen)

  1. scales (weighing machine)
  2. (astronomy, astrology) Libra

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Proper noun[edit]

Waage m, f (genitive Waages)

  1. A surname​.

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Waage

  1. A surname​.