From Middle High German wāpen (“weapon; coat of arms”), from Middle Low German wâpen (“weapon; coat of arms”). See Waffe (“weapon”), the doublet and Low German form. The two forms were originally synonymous, but were semantically separated in early modern German.
Wappen n (genitive Wappens, plural Wappen)
- (heraldry) coat of arms
- Wappen in Duden online