See also: luft, lüft, and ľuft

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German luft m or f, from Old High German luft, from Proto-West Germanic *luftu, from Proto-Germanic *luftuz.

Compare Dutch lucht, Old English lyft, Swedish luft, Icelandic loft. The word was originally masculine in Upper German. The feminine is Central German, reinforced by Middle Low German luft, lucht f.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /lʊft/
  • Rhymes: -ʊft
  • (file)

NounEdit

Luft f (genitive Luft, plural Lüfte, diminutive Lüftchen n)

  1. air, atmosphere
  2. breeze, zephyr, breath

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DescendantsEdit

  • English: luft
  • Czech: luft
  • Luxembourgish: Loft

Further readingEdit

  • Luft” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • Luft” in Uni Leipzig: Wortschatz-Lexikon
  • Luft” in Duden online
  •   Luft on the German Wikipedia.Wikipedia de

HunsrikEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German luft, from Old High German luft, from Proto-West Germanic *luftu.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

Luft f (plural Lift, diminutive Liftche)

  1. air
    Im Winter fliehe die drockne Bletter in de Luft romm.
    In winter, the dry leaves fly around in the air.

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Pennsylvania GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German luft, from Old High German luft, from Proto-West Germanic *luftu.

Compare German Luft, Dutch lucht, Old English lyft, Swedish luft.

NounEdit

Luft f (plural Lifde)

  1. air
  2. the sky

Saterland FrisianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Frisian luft, lufte, from Proto-West Germanic *luftu, from Proto-Germanic *luftuz. More at lift.

NounEdit

Luft f

  1. air (gas)

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