See also: Wischen

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German wischen, from Old High German wisken, from Proto-Germanic *wiskijaną.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈvɪʃn̩/, /ˈvɪʃən/
  • (file)

VerbEdit

wischen (third-person singular simple present wischt, past tense wischte, past participle gewischt, auxiliary haben)

  1. to wipe
  2. (Switzerland) to sweep
    • 2017, Simone Meier, Fleisch, Kein & Aber, p. 27:
      Dann holte sie Besen und Schaufel, wischte ein paar tote Kakerlaken zusammen und ging damit Richtung Klo.
      Then she got a dustpan and brush, swept up a pair of dead cockroaches and headed for the toilet.

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Middle EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Old English wȳsċan; in turn from Proto-Germanic *wunskijaną.

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VerbEdit

wischen (third-person singular simple present wischeth, present participle wischende, simple past and past participle wisched)

  1. To want, desire, long for.
  2. To wish (for), hope.

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  • English: wish