Litanei

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German litanīe, from Late Latin litanīa, from Ancient Greek λιτανεία (litaneía).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [litaˈnaɪ̯]
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  • Rhymes: -aɪ̯

NounEdit

Litanei f (genitive Litanei, plural Litaneien)

  1. litany
  2. (colloquial) a recurring lecture, an annoyingly repeated admonition or enumeration (usually: dieselbe Litanei, die gleiche Litanei, die alte Litanei etc.)
    Synonym: Leier
    Hypernym: Tretmühle

DeclensionEdit

Further readingEdit

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