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GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German welt, werlt, a contraction of Old High German weralt, from Proto-Germanic *weraldiz.

Cognate to English world, Dutch wereld, Swedish värld.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /vɛlt/
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  • Rhymes: -ɛlt

NounEdit

Welt f (genitive Welt, plural Welten)

  1. world
    • Georg Büchner, Dantons Tod. Ein Drama (Condor Bibliothek im Apollo Verlag, Lindau, p. 50)
      CAMILLE: Die Welt ist der Ewige Jude, das Nichts ist der Tod, aber er ist unmöglich.

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Further readingEdit

  • Welt in Duden online

LuxembourgishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old High German weralt, from Proto-Germanic *weraldiz. Cognate with German Welt, Dutch wereld, English world.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

Welt f (plural Welten)

  1. world

Pennsylvania GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Compare German Welt, Dutch wereld, English world, Swedish värld.

NounEdit

Welt f (plural Welder)

  1. world

Derived termsEdit