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EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German wurgen, worgen, from Old High German wurgan, from Proto-Germanic *wurgijaną, from Proto-Indo-European *werǵʰ- (bind, squeeze). Cognate with Dutch wurgen, worgen, English worry.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈvʏʁɡən/, [ˈvʏɐ̯ɡŋ̍]
  • (file)

VerbEdit

würgen (third-person singular simple present würgt, past tense würgte, past participle gewürgt, auxiliary haben)

  1. to strangle
  2. to gag
  3. to retch

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