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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]

PronunciationEdit

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

VerbEdit

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

  1. to work (to function correctly)
  2. to be effective
  3. to take effect
  4. to act, behave as

ConjugationEdit

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Kluge, Friedrich (1989), “wirken”, in Elmar Seebold, editor, Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache [Etymological dictionary of the German language] (in German), 22nd edition, →ISBN

Further readingEdit


Old DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *wirkijaną.

VerbEdit

wirken

  1. to work
  2. to build, to make

InflectionEdit

This verb needs an inflection-table template.

DescendantsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • wirken”, in Oudnederlands Woordenboek, 2012