wünschen

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German wunschen, from Old High German wunsken, wunscen ‎(to choose, wish, desire), from Proto-Germanic *wunskijaną ‎(to wish), *wunskaz, *wunskō ‎(wish, desire), from Proto-Indo-European *wun-, *wenh₁- ‎(to wish, love). Cognate with Dutch wensen ‎(to wish), English wish, Danish ønske ‎(to wish), Sanskrit वांछ् ‎(vāṃch, to want). Related to German Wonne ‎(lust, desire). More at winsome, wone.

Pronunciation[edit]

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  • IPA(key): /ˈvʏnʃən/, [ˈvʏnʃn̩]

Verb[edit]

wünschen (third-person singular simple present wünscht, past tense wünschte, past participle gewünscht, auxiliary haben)

  1. to wish

Conjugation[edit]

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References[edit]

  • Etymologisches Wörterbuch der Deutschen Sprache, Friedrich Kluge

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