Weise

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See also: weise and -weise

German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old High German wīsa, from Proto-Germanic *wīsaz (wise).

Noun[edit]

Weise f (genitive Weise, plural Weisen)

  1. way, manner
  2. (music) tune
  3. (grammar) mode/mood (of verbs)
  4. (archaic, poetic) a song that tells a story
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Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

Weise f (adjectival, definite nominative die Weise, genitive Weiser, definite genitive der Weisen, plural Weise, definite plural die Weisen, masculine Weiser)

  1. female equivalent of Weiser: female sage, wisewoman
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Noun[edit]

Weise m

  1. inflection of Weiser:
    1. strong nominative/accusative plural
    2. weak nominative singular

Further reading[edit]

  • Weise” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • Weise” in Uni Leipzig: Wortschatz-Lexikon