Weh

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German we, wach, from Old High German , wa, wah, from Proto-Germanic *wai, whence also Old English (English woe), Old Norse vei.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /veː/
  • (file)
  • Homophone: W
  • Rhymes: -eː

Noun[edit]

Weh n (genitive Wehes or Wehs, plural Wehe)

  1. psychological suffering; misery, woe
  2. (less commonly) physical suffering, pain

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • Cassell's German and English Dictionary (1933)

Further reading[edit]

  • Weh in Duden online

Pennsylvania German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare German Weh, Dutch wee, English woe.

Noun[edit]

Weh n

  1. soreness, pain