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  • Muund (rare variant in Moselle Franconian)


From a conflation of Old High German māno (from Proto-Germanic *mēnô) and mānōd (from Proto-Germanic *mēnōþs), both from Proto-Indo-European *mḗh₁n̥s.



Mond m (plural Mond or Monde)

  1. (most dialects) moon
    Wa’ mer naachs em Bösch es, süht mer, wie hell der Mond schengk.
    When you’re in the forest at night, you see how bright the moon shines.
  2. (most dialects) month
    Ich hann allt drei Mond nur der halve Luhn jekräje.
    I’ve been paid just half my salary for three months now.


German Wikipedia has an article on:
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Der Mond von der Erde aus — The Moon as seen from Earth (1)
Der Mond während einer totalen Mondfinsternis — The Moon during a total lunar eclipse (1)


From Old High German māno, from Proto-Germanic *mēnô (whence also Dutch maan, English moon, Swedish måne, Icelandic máni). Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *mḗh₁n̥s. See also Monat.

Further Indo-European cognates: Latin mēnsis (month), Ancient Greek μήν (mḗn, month), Sanskrit मास (māsa, moon), Russian месяц (mesjac, moon; month), Lithuanian mėnulis, Persian ماه(māh, moon, month), Tocharian A mañ

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  • IPA(key): /moːnt/
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Proper nounEdit

Mond m (genitive Monds)

  1. (astronomy) The Moon; Earth's only natural satellite, and also a luminary.
    Der Mond ist so massereich, dass Erde und Mond zusammen häufig als Doppelplanet bezeichnet werden.
    The Moon has such an enormous mass that Earth and Moon are often considered as a binary system.


Mond m (genitive Monds, plural Monde)

  1. (astronomy) A moon, a natural satellite that is orbiting its corresponding planet
    Ganymed ist der größte Mond des Sonnensystems.
    Ganymede is the biggest moon of the Solar System.
    Merkur und Venus haben keine natürlichen Monde.
    Mercury and Venus do not possess natural moons.
  2. (literary, dated) A month, especially a lunar month
  3. (heraldry) moon (often used to describe a crescent)


Old Declension: This old declension is not used anymore, but was up until the end of the 18th century.




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Further readingEdit

  • Mond in Duden online



From Old High German mund, from Proto-Germanic *munþaz.



Mond m (plural Mënner)

  1. mouth