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werden

  1. plural past indicative and subjunctive of worden

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GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German wërden, from Old High German werdan, from Proto-Germanic *werþaną. Cognate with Dutch worden, Swedish varda, obsolete English worth (to become) and also with Latin vertere (to turn).

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werden (irregular, third-person singular simple present wird, past tense wurde, past participle geworden or worden, auxiliary sein)

  1. (auxiliary, with an infinitive, past participle geworden) will; to be going (to do something); forms the future tense
    Ich werde nach Hause gehen.
    I will go home.
  2. (auxiliary, with a past participle, past participle worden) to be done; forms the passive voice
    Das Buch wird gerade gelesen. (present tense)
    The book is being read.
    Er war geschlagen worden. (past perfect tense)
    He had been beaten.
  3. (intransitive, past participle: “geworden) to become; to get; to grow; to turn
    Es wird heißer.
    It's getting hotter.

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Middle DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Dutch werthan, from Proto-Germanic *werþaną.

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werden

  1. to become
  2. to happen, to occur
  3. to arise, to form

InflectionEdit

Strong class 3
Infinitive werden
3rd sg. past wart
3rd pl. past worden
Past participle geworden
Infinitive werden
In genitive werdens
In dative werdene
Indicative Present Past
1st singular werde wart
2nd singular werts, werdes worts, wordes
3rd singular wert, werdet wart
1st plural werden worden
2nd plural wert, werdet wort, wordet
3rd plural werden worden
Subjunctive Present Past
1st singular werde worde
2nd singular werts, werdes wordes
3rd singular werde worde
1st plural werden worden
2nd plural wert, werdet wordet
3rd plural werden worden
Imperative Present
Singular wert, werde
Plural wert, werdet
Present Past
Participle werdende geworden

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Further readingEdit

  • werden (I)”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • werden (II)”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, 1929

Middle High GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old High German werdan, from Proto-Germanic *werþaną. Cognate with Dutch worden and obsolete English worth (to become).

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wërden

  1. to become

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Middle Low GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Saxon wērthan (to become), from Proto-Germanic *werþaną.

PronunciationEdit

  • Stem vowel: ê²
    • (originally) IPA(key): /wɛːrdən/ or IPA(key): /wærdən/
    • While the combination /rd/ originally lengthened the vowel in Old Saxon, in several Middle Low German dialects it was treated like a geminate, or had actually become /r/, and in turn shortened long vowels occurring before it. Further, the vowel was shortened before /rt/ from final obstruent devoicing. Dialects then often begun to apply the more common vowel length across all forms.

VerbEdit

wêrden or werden

  1. to become
  2. auxiliary verb used to form the passive

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