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Kaiserwetter

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EtymologyEdit

Either in reference to the fact that the weather was usually sunny on the 18th of August, the birthday of Austrian Kaiser Franz Joseph I (1830–1916),[1][2] or in reference to the fact that German Kaiser Wilhelm II (1859–1941) only appeared at open-air festivities when there was sunny weather.[3]

NounEdit

Kaiserwetter n (genitive Kaiserwetters, plural Kaiserwetter)

  1. (colloquial) clear, sunny weather

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Kaiserwetter in Duden online
  2. ^ Hermann Paul, Deutsches Wörterbuch: Bedeutungsgeschichte und Aufbau unseres Wortschatzes, 9th edition, 1992, ISBN 3-484-73057-9, page 516
  3. ^ Karl Friedrich Wilhelm Wander, Deutsches Sprichwörter-Lexikon