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EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German gürtel, from Old High German gurtil, from Proto-Germanic *gurdilaz (girdle, belt).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡʏʁtəl/, [ˈɡʏɐ̯tl̩]
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NounEdit

Gürtel m (genitive Gürtels, plural Gürtel, diminutive Gürtelchen n or Gürtlein n)

  1. belt (band worn around the waist)
  2. (figuratively) belt; strip (e.g. of villages around a city, etc.)

Usage notesEdit

  • Belts or girdles for purposes other than being worn around the waist are usually referred to as Riemen or Gurte.

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