German edit

Etymology edit

From Middle High German wüelen, from Old High German wuolen, from Proto-Germanic *wōlijaną (to ruin, destroy), related to *wallaną (to well up). Cognate with Luxembourgish wullen, Vilamovian wiła, Dutch woelen.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈvyːlən/, [ˈvyːl̩n]
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  • Hyphenation: wüh‧len

Verb edit

wühlen (weak, third-person singular present wühlt, past tense wühlte, past participle gewühlt, auxiliary haben)

  1. to rummage, to grub
  2. to dig, to burrow, to tunnel
  3. (figuratively, politics) to agitate

Conjugation edit

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Further reading edit

  • wühlen” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • wühlen” in Uni Leipzig: Wortschatz-Lexikon
  • wühlen” in Duden online
  • wühlen” in OpenThesaurus.de