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From Old High German wāen, from Proto-Germanic *wēaną, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂wḗh₁ti, a form of *h₂weh₁-. Compare Dutch waaien.


  • IPA(key): /ˈveː.ən/
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  • Rhymes: -eːən


wehen (weak, third-person singular present weht, past tense wehte, past participle geweht, auxiliary haben)

  1. (intransitive) to blow (wind, a storm, etc.)
    Der Wind weht heute Morgen kalt und böig.
    The wind is blowing cold and gusty this morning.
  2. (intransitive) to flutter, to wave (in the wind); to fly (of a flag)
    Die Nationalflagge wehte über der Einweihung des Präsidenten.
    The national flag flew over the President's inauguration.


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Further reading[edit]

  • wehen” in Duden online
  • wehen” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • wehen in Kluge's Etymological Dictionary of the German Language, 1891