See also: Wollen

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From wol +‎ -en.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈʋɔlə(n)/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: wol‧len
  • Rhymes: -ɔlən

AdjectiveEdit

wollen (not comparable)

  1. woolen, woollen

InflectionEdit

Inflection of wollen
uninflected wollen
inflected wollen
comparative
positive
predicative/adverbial
indefinite m./f. sing. wollen
n. sing. wollen
plural wollen
definite wollen
partitive

DescendantsEdit

  • Afrikaans: wolle

GermanEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle High German wullīn, wüllīn, from Old High German wullīn, from Proto-Germanic *wullīnaz (woolen), equivalent to Wolle +‎ -en.

AdjectiveEdit

wollen (not comparable)

  1. woolen, woollen

DeclensionEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Middle High German wollen, wöllen, wullen, wellen, from Old High German wollen, wellen, from a blend of Proto-West Germanic *willjan and *walljan, from Proto-Germanic *wiljaną and *waljaną, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *welh₁-.

Compare Low German willen, Dutch willen, English will, West Frisian wolle, Danish ville. See also wählen.

VerbEdit

wollen (preterite-present, third-person singular present will, past tense wollte, past participle gewollt or (as an auxiliary) wollen, auxiliary haben)

  1. (transitive or intransitive, past participle: “gewollt) to want; to wish; to desire; to demand
    Ich will doch nur das Beste.I want only the best.
  2. (auxiliary, past participle: “wollen) to want (to do something)
    Ich will gehen.I want to go.
  3. (auxiliary, past participle: “wollen) to intend, to mean
    Ich wollte dich nicht erschrecken.I did not mean to scare you.

ConjugationEdit

Derived termsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • wollen” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • wollen” in Uni Leipzig: Wortschatz-Lexikon

Middle EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old English wyllen, with influence from wolle, from Proto-Germanic *wullīnaz; thus equalling wolle +‎ -en.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

wollen

  1. Made of wool fibers or fabric spun therefrom.

DescendantsEdit

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NounEdit

wollen (uncountable)

  1. Woollen fabric; fabric made out of woollen thread.
  2. Woollen clothing; woolwear or woolens.

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