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German

From Old High German sinkan, from Proto-Germanic *sinkwaną, from Proto-Indo-European *sengʷ- (to fall, sink). Compare Low German sinken, Dutch zinken, English sink, Danish synke, Swedish sjunka.

Middle Dutch

From Old Dutch *sincan, from Proto-Germanic *sinkwaną, from Proto-Indo-European *sengʷ- (to fall, sink).