Weizen

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German weize, weizze, weitze, from Old High German weizi, weizzi.

The originally predominant High German form was Weiße(n) (perhaps still in Weißbier; see there). The form with [ts] was a chiefly southern variant, which was standardised probably to avoid the homophony with the adjective weiß. Cognate with Luxembourgish Weess, Hunsrik Weize, Dutch weit, Low German Weten, West Frisian weet, English wheat.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈvaɪ̯tsən/, [ˈväɪ̯.t͡sən], [ˈʋäɪ̯-], [-t͡sn̩]
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: Wei‧zen

Noun[edit]

Weizen m (genitive Weizens, no plural)

  1. wheat

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See also[edit]

Noun[edit]

Weizen n (genitive Weizens, plural Weizen)

  1. (informal) Clipping of Weizenbier (wheat beer).
    Synonym: Weißbier

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Further reading[edit]

  • Weizen” in Duden online
  • Weizen” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache