Weg

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See also: weg, WEG, weg-, -weg, and węg.

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German wec, from Old High German weg, from Proto-West Germanic *weg, from Proto-Germanic *wegaz, from Proto-Indo-European *weǵʰ-. Compare Low German Weg, Dutch weg, West Frisian wei, English way, Danish vej, Norwegian veg, Swedish väg.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /veːk/ (standard)
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  • IPA(key): /veːç/ (northern and central Germany; now chiefly colloquial)
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Noun[edit]

Weg m (strong, genitive Weges or Wegs, plural Wege, diminutive Wegchen n or Weglein n)

  1. path, trail, track (usually for foot traffic)
    Der Wald kann gefährlich sein, also bleib auf dem Weg.
    The forest can be dangerous, so stay on the path.
  2. route, way (to get from one place to another)
    Kennst du den Weg nach Schönebeck?
    Do you know the way to Schönebeck?
    auf dem Wegon the way
  3. method, way (of doing something)
    Wir haben einen Weg gefunden, Milch aus Hafer zu erhalten.
    We found a way to extract milk from oats.
    Mittel und Wegeways and means
  4. (with preposition) someone's planned course or path, the space needed for movement
    in den Wegin the way
    aus dem Wegout of the way

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Further reading[edit]

  • Weg” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • Weg” in Uni Leipzig: Wortschatz-Lexikon
  • Weg” in Duden online

Low German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Saxon weg, from Proto-Germanic *wegaz. Compare German Weg, Dutch weg, English way.

Noun[edit]

Weg m (plural Weeg)

  1. way
  2. road

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Pennsylvania German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German weg, from Proto-Germanic *wegaz, from Proto-Indo-European *weǵʰ-. Compare German Weg, Dutch weg, English way.

Noun[edit]

Weg m (plural Wege)

  1. way
  2. road
  3. direction