From Middle High German klagen, from Old High German klagōn, from Proto-Germanic *klagōną. Cognate with German klagen, Dutch klagen.
chlaage (third-person singular simple present chlaagt, past participle gchlagt, auxiliary haa)
- to mourn, lament
- to moan, whine, complain
- 1903, Robert Walser, Der Teich:
- Schäm di, immer z’chlage.
- Shame on you, constantly whining.