Witwe

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search

German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German witewe, from Old High German wituwa, from Proto-West Germanic *widuwā, from Proto-Germanic *widuwǭ, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁widʰéwh₂ (widow). Germanic cognates include Dutch weduwe, Old Saxon widowa, Old English widuwe, whence English widow, which see.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈvɪtvə/, [ˈvɪtʋə], [ˈʋɪtʋə] (standard)
  • IPA(key): /ˈvɪtfə/ (also common)
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

Witwe f (genitive Witwe, plural Witwen, male Witwer)

  1. widow
    Synonyms: Witfrau (dialectal throughout High German; rarely standard), Wittib (southern Germany, Austria; now dialectal), Wittibe, Witib, Verwitwete

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Witwe” in Duden online