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GermanEdit

 
eine Kerze

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German kerze, from Old High German kerza, charza, from either Latin cērāta(covered with wax) or Latin charta (“sheet of papyrus”, in this case referring to layers of birch bark from which candles were made). The latter explanation is typically preferred, though the former is semantically more suggestive. Compare Dutch kaars.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈkɛʁtsə/, [ˈkɛʁt͡sə], [ˈkɛɐ̯t͡sə]
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NounEdit

Kerze f ‎(genitive Kerze, plural Kerzen, diminutive Kerzchen n or Kerzlein n)

  1. candle

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