See also: wand

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Central FranconianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • Wank (Ripuarian; now chiefly western dialects)

EtymologyEdit

From Old High German (*)wand, northern variant of want. For the phonetic development compare Hand.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

Wand f ‎(plural Wänn or Wäng, diminutive Wändche)

  1. (many dialects) wall

Usage notesEdit

  • The plural Wänn is used in Moselle Franconian and some southern dialects of Ripuarian. The form Wäng is used in many Ripuarian dialects, including Kölsch.

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German want, from Old High German want, from Proto-Germanic *wandiz(weave; wickerwork; plait; wall), from Proto-Indo-European *wendʰ-(to turn; bend; wind; twist; braid; weave).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

Wand f ‎(genitive Wand, plural Wände)

  1. wall, partition
  2. precipice

Usage notesEdit

  • The words Wand and Mauer are synonymous in principle. However, they are widely distinguished in the following manner: only Mauer is commonly used for freestanding walls. Only Wand is commonly used for the walls of a building as seen from the inside. Both words are used for the outer walls of a building.
  • Moreover, Mauer is widely restricted to stone or concrete walls, which Wand is not.

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

External linksEdit

  • Wand in Duden online

LuxembourgishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old High German wint, from Proto-Germanic *windaz.

NounEdit

Wand m ‎(plural Wënn)

  1. wind
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Old High German want.

NounEdit

Wand f ‎(plural Wänn)

  1. (interior) wall
Derived termsEdit