werfen

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German wërfen, from Old High German werfan, from Proto-Germanic *werpaną. Cognate with Old Saxon werpan, Dutch werpen, English warp.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈvɛʁfən/, [ˈvɛɐ̯fɱ̩], [ˈvɛɐ̯fən], [ˈvɛʁfɱ̩], [ˈvɛʁfən]
  • (file)

Verb[edit]

werfen (class 3 strong, third-person singular simple present wirft, past tense warf, past participle geworfen, past subjunctive würfe, auxiliary haben)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) to throw
  2. (transitive, computing, exception handling) to throw
    Der Konstruktor mit dem einen Parameter wirft in diesem Falle eine Ausnahme.
    The constructor with this one parameter throws in this case an exception.
  3. (transitive) To cast
    einen Schatten werfento cast a shadow
  4. to give birth (of some animals)
    Die Sau wirft ihre Jungen.
    The sow is birthing her young.
  5. (reflexive) to throw oneself (auf upon/at)

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Luxembourgish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from German werfen.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Verb[edit]

werfen (third-person singular present wërft, past participle geworf, auxiliary verb hunn)

  1. to throw

Conjugation[edit]

Irregular
infinitive werfen
participle geworf
auxiliary hunn
present
indicative
imperative
1st singular werfen
2nd singular wërfs werf
3rd singular wërft
1st plural werfen
2nd plural werft werft
3rd plural werfen
(n) or (nn) indicates the Eifeler Regel.

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Middle High German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German werfan, from Proto-Germanic *werpaną. Akin to Old Saxon werpan, Dutch werpen, Old English weorpan.

Verb[edit]

wërfen

  1. to throw

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