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From Middle High German wëren, wern, from Old High German werēn, from Proto-Germanic *wezāną, related to Old High German wesen (to be, exist). More at Wesen (being, essence, creature).


  • IPA(key): /ˈvɛːʁən/ (standard; used naturally in western Germany and Switzerland)
  • IPA(key): /ˈveːʁən/ (overall more common; particularly northern and eastern regions)
  • Hyphenation: wäh‧ren
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währen (weak, third-person singular present währt, past tense währte, past participle gewährt, auxiliary haben)

  1. to last, persist


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Further reading[edit]

  • währen” in Duden online
  • währen” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache