schwingen

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German swingan, from Proto-Germanic *swinganą. Cognate with Low German swingen, English swing.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈʃvɪŋən]
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: schwin‧gen
  • Rhymes: -ɪŋn̩

Verb[edit]

schwingen (class 3 strong, third-person singular simple present schwingt, past tense schwang, past participle geschwungen, past subjunctive schwänge, auxiliary haben or sein)

  1. (transitive or reflexive, auxiliary: “haben”) to swing (clarification of this definition is needed)
  2. (transitive, auxiliary: “haben”) to wave; to brandish
  3. (intransitive, physics, auxiliary: “haben”) to vibrate
  4. (intransitive, physics, auxiliary: “haben”) to oscillate
    • 2010, Der Spiegel, issue 5/2010, page 106:
      Das grundlegende Problem aller optischen Mikroskope ist das Licht: Es schwingt, je nach Farbe, mit einer Wellenlänge von einigen hundert Nanometern.
      The fundamental problem of all optical microscopes is the light: it oscillates, depending on the color, with a wavelength of a few hundred nanometers.
  5. (intransitive, auxiliary: “sein”) to swing (clarification of this definition is needed)

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