See also: devise and devisé

German edit

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Etymology edit

Borrowed from French devise.

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium. Particularly: “Where did the currency sense come from? Noted as semantic loan from German in French.”)

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /deˈviːzə/ (standard)
  • IPA(key): /d̥eˈviːsɛ/ (Austria)
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -iːzə

Noun edit

Devise f (genitive Devise, plural Devisen)

  1. motto
  2. (finance, in the plural) foreign currency

Declension edit

Descendants edit

  • English: devisen

Further reading edit

  • Devise” in Duden online
  • Devise” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • Devise” in Uni Leipzig: Wortschatz-Lexikon