See also: licht

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Etymology

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From Middle High German lieht (Middle German also līcht), from Old High German lioht, from Proto-West Germanic *leuht, from Proto-Germanic *leuhtą, from Proto-Indo-European *lewktom. Compare Dutch licht, English light.

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Licht n (strong, genitive Lichtes or Lichts, plural Lichter or Lichte, diminutive Lichtchen n or Lichtlein n)

  1. light
    • 1918, Elisabeth von Heyking, Die Orgelpfeifen, in: Zwei Erzählungen, Phillipp Reclam jun. Verlag, page 53:
      Öllämpchen brannte niemand mehr. Zuerst waren sie durch Petroleum und Gas ersetzt worden, dann war die Elektrizität gekommen, vor deren Helligkeit jedes andere Licht als kärglicher Notbehelf erschien.
      Nobody burnt little oil lamps anymore. First they had been replaced by kerosene and gas, then the electricity had come, the brightness of which made each other light look like a meager makeshift.
  2. (colloquial) candle
  3. (hunting) eye of game, especially ground game

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  • The normal plural is Lichter.
  • The plural Lichte is occasionally used when meaning “light” in the sense of “candle”. Compare Teelicht.

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German Low German

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From Middle Low German licht, from Old Saxon lioht. Compare High German Licht, Dutch licht, English light.

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Licht n (plural Lichten)

  1. light
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Hunsrik

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Etymology

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From Middle High German lieht, from Old High German lioht.

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Licht n (plural Lichter, diminutive Lichtche)

  1. light

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Pennsylvania German

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Etymology

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From Middle High German lieht, from Old High German lioht. Compare German Licht, Dutch licht, English light.

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Licht n (plural Lichder)

  1. light
  2. lamp, candle