wickeln

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German wickeln (to wrap around), denominative of Old High German wickel (compare with German Wickel (reel, spool)), from Proto-Germanic *wīkaną (to bend)

Germanic cognates include Dutch wiek (wick, as in a lamp’s), Old English wēoce and thus English wick. Further cognates include Latin vēlum (cloth, veil) and Sanskrit वागुरा (vāgurā, snare, noose)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈvɪkəln/
  • Hyphenation: wi‧ckeln
  • (file)

Verb[edit]

wickeln (third-person singular simple present wickelt, past tense wickelte, past participle gewickelt, auxiliary haben)

  1. to wrap

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Descendants[edit]

  • Dutch: wikkelen

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