schwinden

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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 swindle (to take advantage of), Hunsrik schwinne, Low German swinnen (to decrease, shrink, vanish), Norwegian svinne (to disappear, vanish), Swedish svinna (to disappear, vanish).

Pronunciation[edit]

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

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

  1. (intransitive) to dwindle (to decrease, shrink, vanish)
    Synonyms: abnehmen, geringer werden

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Further reading[edit]

  • schwinden” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • schwinden” in Uni Leipzig: Wortschatz-Lexikon
  • schwinden” in Duden online
  • schwinden” in OpenThesaurus.de