See also: Weg, WEG, weg-, -weg, and węg.

AfrikaansEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Dutch weg, from Middle Dutch wech, from Old Dutch weh, weg, from Proto-Germanic *wegaz, from Proto-Indo-European *weǵʰ-.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

weg (plural weë)

  1. way; path

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AdverbEdit

weg

  1. away

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch wech, from Old Dutch weh, weg, from Proto-Germanic *wegaz, from Proto-Indo-European *weǵʰ-.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ʋɛx/
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  • Hyphenation: weg
  • Rhymes: -ɛx

NounEdit

weg m (plural wegen, diminutive wegje n or weggetje n)

  1. way, road

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Afrikaans: weg

AdverbEdit

weg

  1. away
  2. gone, disappeared
    Synonym: (slang) loesoe
  3. (slang) hammered
    Hij was echt weg toen.
    He was really schnockered.

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GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Shortened from Middle High German enwec, from Old High German in weg, corresponding to modern in +‎ Weg. The first syllable is still seen in dialectal forms with e-, cf. Luxembourgish ewech. Cognate with Dutch weg, Hunsrik wech, English away.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /vɛk/ (standard)
  • IPA(key): /vɛç/ (northern and central Germany; becoming rare for this particular word)
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AdverbEdit

weg

  1. away
    Geh weg!Go away!
  2. gone, not there
    Meine Tasche ist weg.My bag is gone.
    Das Rezept ist mit Knoblauch, aber du kannst ihn auch weglassen.
    The recipe is with garlic, but you can also do it without.
    (literally, “... you can also leave it away.”)
  3. (now rare) minus
    • 2007, Michael Gaidoschik, Rechenschwäche verstehen - Kinder gezielt fördern: Ein Leitfaden für die Unterrichtspraxis:
      [...] 3+5 „drei und fünf“ oder „drei plus fünf“ [...] „8-5“ als „acht weg fünf“ oder „acht weniger fünf“ oder „acht minus fünf“ [...]
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    • 2008, Matthias E. Jacob, Der erotische Bücherwurm: Dreizehn Geschichten aller Art, 2nd edition:
      Mathematik war das noch nicht; man sagte „und“ und „weg“ und „mal“ und „durch“. Eigentlich sollte man diese Sprachregelung wieder einführen, denn es sagt sich viel leichter „1 weg minus 2 ist 3“ als „1 minus minus 2 ist 3“.
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  4. (regional, Westphalia) from
    Wo bist du denn weg?
    And you, where do you come from?
  5. (informal) unconscious; passed out
  6. (informal) hammered; so drunk as being close to unconsciousness

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North FrisianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Frisian wike. Cognates include West Frisian wike.

NounEdit

weg m (plural wegen)

  1. (Föhr-Amrum) week
  • iansis a weg
once a week
  • iarst uun a weg, began faan a weg
beginning/start of the week
  • maden uun a weg, maden faan a weg
middle of the week
  • letst uun a weg, aanj faan a weg
middle of the week

Old DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-West Germanic *weg

NounEdit

weg m

  1. way, path

InflectionEdit

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DescendantsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • weg”, in Oudnederlands Woordenboek, 2012

Old EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-West Germanic *weg, from Proto-Germanic *wegaz, from Proto-Indo-European *weǵʰ-.

Germanic cognates include Old Saxon weg, Old Dutch weg, Old High German weg, Old Norse vegr, Gothic 𐍅𐌹𐌲𐍃 (wigs).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

weġ m (nominative plural wegas)

  1. way
  2. road
    Ǣlċ weġ liġeþ hwæderhwugu.
    Every road leads somewhere.

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Old High GermanEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-West Germanic *weg. Cognate with Old Saxon weg, Old Dutch weg, Old English weġ, Old Norse vegr, Gothic 𐍅𐌹𐌲𐍃 (wigs).

NounEdit

weg m (plural wega)

  1. way

DeclensionEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Middle High German: wec
    • Alemannic German: Wäg
    • Bavarian:
      Cimbrian: bèg, bege
      Mòcheno: be
    • Central Franconian: Wääch
      • Luxembourgish: Wee (from dative and plural)
      • Hunsrik: Wegh
    • German: Weg
    • Pennsylvania German: Weg
    • Yiddish: וועג(veg)

Old SaxonEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-West Germanic *weg, from Proto-Germanic *wegaz, from Proto-Indo-European *weǵʰ-.

Germanic cognates include Old English weġ (whence modern English way), Old Dutch weg, Old High German weg, Old Norse vegr, Gothic 𐍅𐌹𐌲𐍃 (wigs).

NounEdit

weg m

  1. way; path; road

DeclensionEdit


DescendantsEdit

  • Middle Low German: wech
    • Dutch Low Saxon: weg
    • German Low German: Weg
    • Plautdietsch: Wajch