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EtymologyEdit

Mid-17th century, from Dutch waarschijnlijk (1540), itself a loan translation of French vraisemblable and/or Latin verisimilis (probable). Analysable as wahr (true) +‎ scheinen (to seem) +‎ -lich (-ly), thus “trueseemly, trueseeming”.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /vaː(ɐ̯)ˈʃaɪ̯nlɪç/
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AdjectiveEdit

wahrscheinlich (comparative wahrscheinlicher, superlative am wahrscheinlichsten)

  1. likely, probable, plausible
    Die wahrscheinliche Ursache des Fehlers wurde heute ermittelt.
    The probable reason of failure was determined today.

DeclensionEdit

AdverbEdit

wahrscheinlich

  1. probably, likely
    Wahrscheinlich regnet es heute Nachmittag.
    It will probably rain this afternoon.