weg

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See also: Weg, WEG, ƿeg, weg-, -weg, and węg.

Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch weg.

Noun[edit]

weg (plural weë)

  1. way; path

Adverb[edit]

weg

  1. away

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch wech, from Old Dutch weh, weg, from Proto-Germanic *wegaz, from Proto-Indo-European *weǵʰ-.

Noun[edit]

weg m (plural wegen, diminutive wegje n or weggetje n)

  1. way, road

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Afrikaans: weg

Adverb[edit]

weg

  1. away
  2. gone, disappeared
  3. (slang) hammered
    Hij was echt weg toen ("He was really schnockered").

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Shortened from Middle High German enwec, from Old High German in weg, corresponding to modern in + Weg. The first syllable is still seen in dialectal forms with e-, cf. Luxembourgish ewech. Cognate with Dutch weg, English away.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /vɛk/ (standard)
  • IPA(key): /vɛç/ (northern and central Germany; becoming rare for this particular word)
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Adverb[edit]

weg

  1. away
  2. gone, not there
  3. (informal) unconscious; passed out
  4. (informal) hammered; so drunk as being close to unconsciousness
  5. minus
    • 2007, Michael Gaidoschik, Rechenschwäche verstehen - Kinder gezielt fördern: Ein Leitfaden für die Unterrichtspraxis, p.76
      [...] 3+5 „drei und fünf“ oder „drei plus fünf“ [...] „8-5“ als „acht weg fünf“ oder „acht weniger fünf“ oder „acht minus fünf“ [...]
    • 2008, Matthias E. Jacob, Der erotische Bücherwurm: Dreizehn Geschichten aller Art (2nd edition), p.22:
      Mathematik war das noch nicht; man sagte „und“ und „weg“ und „mal“ und „durch“. Eigentlich sollte man diese Sprachregelung wieder einführen, denn es sagt sich viel leichter „1 weg minus 2 ist 3“ als „1 minus minus 2 ist 3“.

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North Frisian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Frisian wike. Cognates include West Frisian wike.

Noun[edit]

weg m (plural wegen)

  1. (Föhr-Amrum) week
  • iansis a weg
once a week
  • iarst uun a weg, began faan a weg
beginning/start of the week
  • maden uun a weg, maden faan a weg
middle of the week
  • letst uun a weg, aanj faan a weg
middle of the week

Old Dutch[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *wegaz, from Proto-Indo-European *weǵʰ-. Cognate with Old Saxon weg, Old High German weg, Old English weg, Old Norse vegr.

Noun[edit]

weg m

  1. way, path

Declension[edit]

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *wegaz, from Proto-Indo-European *weǵʰ-. Germanic cognates include Old Saxon weg, Old Dutch weg, Old High German weg, Old Norse vegr, Gothic 𐍅𐌹𐌲𐍃(wigs).

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Noun[edit]

weġ m (nominative plural wegas)

  1. path; road; way

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Old High German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *wegaz, from Proto-Indo-European *weǵʰ-. Cognate with Old Saxon weg, Old Dutch weg, Old English weġ, Old Norse vegr, Gothic 𐍅𐌹𐌲𐍃(wigs).

Noun[edit]

weg m (plural wega)

  1. way

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Old Saxon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *wegaz, from Proto-Indo-European *weǵʰ-. Germanic cognates include Old English weġ, Old Dutch weg, Old High German weg, Old Norse vegr, Gothic 𐍅𐌹𐌲𐍃(wigs).

Noun[edit]

weg m

  1. way; path; road

Declension[edit]


Descendants[edit]

  • Middle Low German: wech
    • Dutch Low Saxon: weg
    • German Low German: Weg
    • Plautdietsch: Wajch