weinen

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German weinen, from Old High German weinōn (to cry, lament, cry woe), from Proto-Germanic *wainōną (to cry, weep), from Proto-Indo-European *way- (woe). Related with Weh, English woe, which see. Cognate with Dutch wenen (to cry), Old English wānian (to complain, lament).

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  • IPA(key): /ˈvaɪ̯nən/, [ˈvaɪ̯-], [ˈʋaɪ̯-], [-nən], [-nn̩]
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  • Homophone: Weinen

Verb[edit]

weinen (third-person singular simple present weint, past tense weinte, past participle geweint, auxiliary haben)

  1. to weep, cry

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