wachen

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German wahhēn, from Proto-West Germanic *wakēn, from Proto-Germanic *wakāną. Cognate to English wake.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈvaχən/, [ˈvaχn̩]
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -axən
  • Hyphenation: wa‧chen

Verb[edit]

wachen (weak, third-person singular present wacht, past tense wachte, past participle gewacht, auxiliary sein)

  1. to be awake
  2. to watch, to guard

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Further reading[edit]

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