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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 often but not always interchangeable. Even when they are, there is sometimes a preference for one of them:
  • Wand is predominant for all walls that are not made of stone, concrete, or the like.
  • With stone walls, only Mauer is commonly used for freestanding ones.
  • Both words are used for the walls of buildings. Wand is the normal choice, however, when one refers to them as seen from the inside (for example, a painting is typically said to hang an der Wand, "on the wall", rather than an der Mauer).

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • 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