wirken

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German wirken and würken/wurken. The verb wirken is derived from Proto-Germanic *wirkijaną, whereas the verb würken/wurken is derived from Proto-Germanic *wurkijaną. Both Proto-Germanic verbs are derived from Proto-Indo-European *werǵ-, *wṛǵ-.[1] Cognate with Dutch werken (to work), West Frisian wurkje (to work), English work. More at work.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /'vɪʁkən/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: wir‧ken

VerbEdit

wirken (third-person singular simple present wirkt, past tense wirkte, past participle gewirkt, auxiliary haben)

  1. (to function correctly) to work
  2. to be effective
  3. to take effect

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ “wirken” in: Friedrich Kluge, “Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache” , 22. Auflage, 1989, bearbeitet von Elmar Seebold, ISBN 3-11-006800-1
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