See also: land, länd, lǟnd, and -land

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Land

  1. A surname from Middle English.
    • 2012, Peter Moormann, Music and Game: Perspectives on a Popular Alliance, page 82:
      After the success of Secret of Monkey Island (1990), composer Michael Land longed for a more flexible system to integrate his music into a game.

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Albanian

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“Heath-dweller; pasture-dweller”, probably from lëndë (matter, timber), connected to lëndinë (pasture, grassland).

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Land m

  1. a male given name

Alemannic German

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From Middle High German lant, from Old High German lant, from Proto-West Germanic *land, from Proto-Germanic *landą. Cognate with German Land, Dutch, English, and Danish land, Gothic 𐌻𐌰𐌽𐌳 (land).

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Land n (plural Länder)

  1. land
  2. country

German

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From Middle High German lant, from Old High German lant, from Proto-West Germanic *land, from Proto-Germanic *landą, from Proto-Indo-European *lendʰ- (land, heath). Compare Dutch, English, and Danish land, Gothic 𐌻𐌰𐌽𐌳 (land).

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  • IPA(key): /lant/
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  • Rhymes: -ant

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Land n (strong, genitive Landes or Lands, plural Länder or (elevated or poetic) Lande, diminutive Ländchen n or Ländlein n)

  1. country (territory of a nation)
  2. state, province (political division of a federation retaining a notable degree of autonomy)
  3. land (real estate or landed property)
  4. land (part of Earth which is not covered by oceans or other bodies of water)
  5. country, countryside (rural area, as opposed to a town or city)

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  • The normal plural is Länder. The plural Lande is elevated or poetic, and is occasionally used in modern German to mean "countryside, vast areas", e.g. die weiten Lande Sibiriens – "the wide lands of Siberia". It is also found in fixed expressions such as Niederlande (Netherlands).

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  • Ladin: lont
  • Polish: ląd

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Hunsrik

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Etymology

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From Middle High German lant, from Old High German lant, from Proto-West Germanic *land, from Proto-Germanic *landą, from Proto-Indo-European *lendʰ- (land, heath).

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Land n (plural Lenner)

  1. land
  2. country

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Limburgish

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Inherited from Middle Dutch lant, from Old Dutch lant, from Proto-West Germanic *land, from Proto-Germanic *landą. Compare the variant landj.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈla˨nt/, [ˈlɑ(ː)˨nt]
  • Rhymes: -ant

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Land n (plural Länder or Län or Lande, dative singular Lan or Land, diminutive Ländsche) (German-based spelling)

  1. (uncountable) land
  2. (countable) country (territory of a nation)
  3. (countable) state, province (political division of a federation retaining a notable degree of autonomy)
  4. (countable) land (real estate or landed property)
  5. (uncountable) land (part of Earth which is not covered by oceans or other bodies of water)
  6. (uncountable) country, countryside (rural area, as opposed to a town or city)

Luxembourgish

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Etymology

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From Old High German lant, from Proto-West Germanic *land, from Proto-Germanic *landą.

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Land n (plural Länner)

  1. (uncountable) land
  2. country

Pennsylvania German

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Etymology

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From Middle High German lant. Compare German Land, Dutch land, English land.

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Land n (plural Lenner)

  1. land
  2. country
  3. soil, garden bed