wann

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See also: Wann and ƿann

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German wanne, from Proto-Germanic *hwannē. Cognate with English when.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

wann

  1. (interrogative, standard) when
    Wann kommt er?
    When will he arrive?
    Ich weiß nicht, wann er kommt.
    I don’t know when he’ll arrive.
  2. (indefinite, colloquial) sometime
    Das sollten wir mal wann besprechen, wenn alle da sind.
    We should discuss this sometime that everybody’s present.

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Conjunction[edit]

wann

  1. (archaic or dialectal) when; if

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Low German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German wan, from Old Saxon hwan (when), from Proto-Germanic *hwan (when). Related to wannehr and wenn, Dutch wanneer and wen, High German wann and wenn, English when.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʋɑn/, /ʋan/
  • IPA(key): /wanː/ (conservative Eastalbian)

Conjunction[edit]

wann

  1. when (wannehr is sometimes used with this meaning as well)
    Ik weet nich, wann he kamen deit.
    I don't know when he'll come.

Luxembourgish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German wanne, from Proto-Germanic *hwannē.

Pronunciation[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

wann

  1. if
    • Luxembourgish translation of Matthew 4:6:
      Hie sot zu him: "Wann s du dem Herrgott säi Jong bass, da gehei dech hei erof! Et steet nämlech geschriwwen: Wéinst denger gëtt hien sengen Engelen den Uerder, an si droen dech op den Hänn, fir datt s du dir de Fouss net un engem Stee stéiss."
      He said to him: "If you are the Son of God, then throw yourself down! For it is written: He will give his angels charge concerning you, and they will bear you in their hands, so that you do not strike your foot on a stone."
  2. when
  3. as soon as, when

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Old English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Adjective[edit]

wann

  1. dark
    • Beowulf, ll. 702-3:
      Com on wanre niht / scriðan sceadugenga.
      The shadow-walker came slithering from the dark night.
Declension[edit]
Weak Strong
case singular plural case singular plural
m n f m n f m n f
nominative wanna wanne wanne wannan nom. wann wanne wann wanna, -e
accusative wannan wanne wannan acc. wannne wann wanne wanne wann wanna, -e
genitive wannan wannra, wannena gen. wannes wannes wannre wannra
dative wannan wannum dat. wannum wannum wannre wannum
instrumental wanne
Descendants[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Inflected forms.

Verb[edit]

wann

  1. first-person singular preterite of winnan
  2. third-person singular preterite of winnan

Pennsylvania German[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old High German wanne, from Proto-Germanic *hwannē. Compare German wann, English when.

Adverb[edit]

wann

  1. (interrogatory) when
  2. (relative) when

Etymology 2[edit]

Compare German wenn.

Conjunction[edit]

wann

  1. when
  2. if