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See also: weile and wèile

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GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German [Term?], from Old High German wīla, from Proto-Germanic *hwīlō. Cognate with Danish hvile (rest), Old Norse hvíld (rest, pause), Gothic 𐍈𐌴𐌹𐌻𐌰 (ƕeila, interval, time period), English while.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

Weile f (genitive Weile, plural Weilen, diminutive Weilchen n)

  1. while
    Darf ich auch mal eine Weile damit fahren?
    Would you let me ride it for a while?

Usage notesEdit

The plural is rarely used.

DeclensionEdit

Further readingEdit