wissen

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Bavarian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German wizzen, from Old High German wizzan, from Proto-West Germanic *witan. Cognates include German wissen and Luxembourgish wëssen.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Vienna) IPA(key): /ˈβisːn̩/
  • Hyphenation: wis‧sen

Verb[edit]

wissen

  1. (Vienna, transitive) to know
    • 1938, Josef Weinheber, Wien wörtlich, Sieg der Provinz:
      I waaß net, es gibt so vü' Dichter in Wien,
      und ålle geehrt und berühmt.
      I didn't know there were so many poets in Vienna,
      and all honorable and famous.

References[edit]

  • Maria Hornung; Sigmar Grüner (2002), “wissn”, in Wörterbuch der Wiener Mundart, 2nd edition, ÖBV & HPT

Dutch[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈʋɪ.sə(n)/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: wis‧sen
  • Rhymes: -ɪsən

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch wisschen, from Old Dutch *wisken, from Proto-Germanic *wiskijaną.

Verb[edit]

wissen

  1. (transitive) to erase
Inflection[edit]
Inflection of wissen (weak)
infinitive wissen
past singular wiste
past participle gewist
infinitive wissen
gerund wissen n
present tense past tense
1st person singular wis wiste
2nd person sing. (jij) wist wiste
2nd person sing. (u) wist wiste
2nd person sing. (gij) wist wiste
3rd person singular wist wiste
plural wissen wisten
subjunctive sing.1 wisse wiste
subjunctive plur.1 wissen wisten
imperative sing. wis
imperative plur.1 wist
participles wissend gewist
1) Archaic.
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Noun[edit]

wissen

  1. Plural form of wis

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German and Old High German wizzan, from Proto-West Germanic *witan, from Proto-Germanic *witaną, from Proto-Indo-European *wóyde (to know).

Compare Dutch weten, Danish vide, Swedish veta, archaic Modern English wit and Latin videō (to see).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈvɪsn̩/, /ˈvɪsən/
  • (file)
  • (file)
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: wis‧sen

Verb[edit]

wissen (preterite-present, third-person singular present weiß, past tense wusste, past participle gewusst, past subjunctive wüsste, auxiliary haben)

  1. (transitive or intransitive) to know; to be aware of (a fact)
    Ich weiß, wo du bist.
    I know where you are.
    von etwas wissento know about something
  2. to remember (with noch)
    • 1960, Marie Luise Kaschnitz, ‘Schneeschmelze’:
      »Als er neun Jahre alt war«, sagte die Frau, »hat er mich zum ersten Mal geschlagen. Weißt du noch?«
      "When he was nine," said the woman, "he hit me for the first time. Do you remember?"

Usage notes[edit]

  • See kennen for the distinction between this verb and wissen.

Conjugation[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • wissen” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • wissen” in Uni Leipzig: Wortschatz-Lexikon
  • wissen” in Duden online
  • wissen” in OpenThesaurus.de
  • Wikipedia-logo.svg wissen on the German Wikipedia.Wikipedia de