See also: deitsch

Hunsrik

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Alternative forms

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  • taytx (Wiesemann spelling system)

Etymology

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From Middle High German diutsc, from Old High German diutisc, diutisk (popular, vernacular), from Proto-West Germanic *þiudisk, from Proto-Germanic *þiudiskaz (of the people, popular), an adjective from *þeudō (people) (compare Old English þēod), from Proto-Indo-European *tewtéh₂. Cognate with German Deutsch.

Pronunciation

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Noun

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Deitsch n

  1. German (language)
    Sprechst-du Deitsch?
    Do you speak German?
  2. Hunsrik (language)

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Pennsylvania German

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Etymology

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From Middle High German diutsc, from Old High German diutisc, diutisk (popular, vernacular), from Proto-West Germanic *þiudisk, from Proto-Germanic *þiudiskaz (of the people, popular), an adjective from *þeudō (people) (compare Old English þēod), from Proto-Indo-European *tewtéh₂. Cognate with German Deutsch.

Proper noun

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Deitsch

  1. the German or Pennsylvania German language