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See also: wasser, wässer, Wässer, and Wåsser

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Alemannic GermanEdit

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

Wasser n

  1. (Basel, Alsatian) water

ReferencesEdit

  • Wörterbuch der elsässischen Mundarten
  • Rudolf Suter, Baseldeutsch-Grammatik (1976): s Wasser

Central FranconianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • Waßer (native in most dialects; now archaic in many)

EtymologyEdit

From Old High German wazzar. The use of -a- instead of the expected -ā- is influenced by standard German.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

Wasser n (plural Wasser, diminutive Wässerche)

  1. (many dialects) water
    Dat Wasser vun Kölle es jot.
    The water of Cologne is good. (Line from a Bläck Fööss song.)

GermanEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German wazzer, from Old High German wazzar, from Proto-Germanic *watōr, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *wódr̥. Compare Low German Water, Dutch and English water, Danish vand.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈva.sɐ/
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NounEdit

Wasser n (genitive Wassers, plural Wasser or Wässer, diminutive Wässerchen n or Wässerlein n)

  1. water (H₂O)
  2. alcoholic beverage, similar to brandy, made from fermented fruit

Usage notesEdit

  • Both plural forms are infrequent. Unchanged Wasser is used as a purely emphatic plural: die Wasser des Rheins – the waters of the Rhine. Wässer is used as an actual plural meaning different kinds of water (or brandy): teure und preiswerte Wässer – expensive and inexpensive [table] waters. However, Wässer is also used emphatically in some compound words such as Abwässer (waste water) and Schmutzwässer (dirty water).

DeclensionEdit

Plural Wasser

Plural Wässer

Derived termsEdit

Further readingEdit


HunsrikEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • waser (Wiesemann spelling system)

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German wazzer, from Old High German wazzar, from West Germanic, from Proto-Germanic *watōr, from Proto-Indo-European *wédōr.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

Wasser n (plural Wassre)

  1. water
    Ich drinke en Glaas Wasser.
    I am drinking a glass of water.

Further readingEdit


Pennsylvania GermanEdit

Rhine FranconianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German wazzer, from Old High German wazzar, from Proto-Germanic *watōr, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *wódr̥.

NounEdit

Wasser ?

  1. (many dialects, including Palatine) water

ReferencesEdit

  • Verse und Reime eines alten Pfälzers, in pfälzischer Mundart (1864): guts Wasser

UnserdeutschEdit

EtymologyEdit

From German Wasser, from Middle High German wazzer, from Old High German wazzar, from Proto-Germanic *watōr, from Proto-Indo-European *wódr̥.

NounEdit

Wasser

  1. water

ReferencesEdit

  • 1991, Language and Linguistics in Melanesia: Inclusive/exclusive 'we': (a) Uns bis neben Salz-wasser. / we IN are next to salt water / 'We're next to the ocean.'