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EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German kreiz, from Old High German kreiz, from Proto-Germanic *kraitaz. Compare the semantic development of the descendants of *krajь, okrug / о́круг (ókrug).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /kraɪ̯s/
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  • Rhymes: -aɪ̯s

NounEdit

Kreis m (genitive Kreises, plural Kreise)

  1. circle
  2. (figuratively) range, scope
  3. a type of territorial administrative division, district

Usage notesEdit

  • When used in the sense of a territorial subdivision, Kreis is usually translated as district. However, in some contexts it may be translated as circle, e.g. the Imperial Circles (Reichskreise) of the Holy Roman Empire.

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DescendantsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • Kreis” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • Kreis in Duden online