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  • IPA(key): [ˈʁaɪ̯zn̩], [ˈʁaɪ̯zən]
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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle High German reisen, from Old High German reisōn (to arise, set out, set out on a journey) (compare Old High German reisa (a setting out, expedtion, journey)), from Proto-Germanic *raisōną (to set out, depart), from Proto-Indo-European *rey- (to rise, arise). Cognate with North Frisian reyse (travel, expedition), Danish rejse (journey, trip, travel), Swedish resa (trip, journey), English reyse (to journey, travel, go on a military expedition).


reisen (third-person singular simple present reist, past tense reiste, past participle gereist, auxiliary sein)

  1. (intransitive) to travel
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle High German rīsen (to fall, fall out), from Old High German rīsan (to fall, fall down), from Proto-Germanic *rīsaną (to rise, move vertically up or down, go), from Proto-Indo-European *rei- (to rise, arise). Cognate with Low German risen, Dutch rijzen, Old English rīsan (to rise) (modern English rise), Icelandic rísa. More at rise.



  1. (intransitive, dialectal) to fall

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reisen m, f

  1. definite masculine singular of reise