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See also: Warten



From Middle High German warten, from Old High German wartēn, from Proto-West Germanic *wardēn, from Proto-Germanic *wardāną. Cognate with Old Saxon wardōn, Swedish vårda, English ward.


  • IPA(key): /ˈvartən/, [ˈvaʁ.tn̩], [ˈvaɐ̯-], [ˈvaː-], [ʋ-], [-tən]
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  • Hyphenation: war‧ten
  • Homophone: waten (some speakers)


warten (weak, third-person singular present wartet, past tense wartete, past participle gewartet, auxiliary haben)

  1. (intransitive) to wait (for) [+ auf (accusative)]
  2. (transitive) to maintain (chiefly a machine, e.g. a car or heating)


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