wirken

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German[edit]

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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]

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

Conjugation[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kluge, Friedrich (1989), “wirken”, in Elmar Seebold, editor, Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache [Etymological dictionary of the German language] (in German), 22nd edition, →ISBN

Further reading[edit]


Old Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *wirkijaną.

Verb[edit]

wirken

  1. to work
  2. to build, to make

Inflection[edit]

This verb needs an inflection-table template.

Descendants[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • wirken”, in Oudnederlands Woordenboek, 2012