wirken

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German wirken and würken/wurken. The verb wirken is derived from Proto-Germanic *wirkijaną, whereas the verb würken/wurken is derived from Proto-Germanic *wurkijaną. Both Proto-Germanic verbs are derived from Proto-Indo-European *werǵ-, *wṛǵ-.[1] Cognate with Dutch werken ‎(to work), West Frisian wurkje ‎(to work), English work. More at work.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈvɪʁkən/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: wir‧ken

Verb[edit]

wirken ‎(third-person singular simple present wirkt, past tense wirkte, past participle gewirkt, auxiliary haben)

  1. to work (to function correctly)
  2. to be effective
  3. to take effect
  4. to act, behave as

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References[edit]

  1. ^ “wirken” in: Friedrich Kluge, “Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache” , 22. Auflage, 1989, bearbeitet von Elmar Seebold, ISBN 3-11-006800-1

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