schwinden

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

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German swinden, from Old High German swintan, from Proto-Germanic *swindaną. Cognate with Danish svinde (to dwindle, vanish), Dutch zwinden (to disappear, vanish), English swind (to disappear, vanish, languish, waste away), Low German swinnen (to decrease, shrink, vanish), Norwegian svinne (to disappear, vanish), Swedish svinna (to disappear, vanish).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈʃvɪndən/, [ˈʃvɪndn̩]
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: schwin‧den
  • Rhymes: -ɪndn̩

Verb[edit]

schwinden (class 3 strong, third-person singular simple present schwindet, past tense schwand, past participle geschwunden, past subjunctive schwände, auxiliary sein)

  1. (intransitive) to dwindle (to decrease, shrink, vanish)

Conjugation[edit]

Synonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]