Wand

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old High German want.

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 walls, which Wand is not.

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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
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