weilen

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German wīlen, from Old High German wīlōn.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈvaɪ̯.lən/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: wei‧len

Verb[edit]

weilen (third-person singular simple present weilt, past tense weilte, past participle geweilt, auxiliary haben)

  1. (intransitive) To be, be present somewhere
  2. (intransitive) (= verweilen) To linger, spend time (in some temporary manner) at some place, with someone, or in some state
    • 1859, Richard Wagner, Tristan und Isolde, II.i
      Muss mein Trauter mich meiden, dann weilt er bei Melot allein.
      If my beloved must shunt me, then he is only in Melot's company.

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