LuxembourgishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old High German *zīd, northern variant of zīt, from Proto-Germanic *tīdiz. Cognate with German Zeit, Dutch tijd, English tide, West Frisian tiid, Icelandic tíð.

The plural Zäiten was adapted to the singular; the inherited form would have been *Zeiden. The prevocalic stem zeid- remains in zeideg (ripe), with the doublet zäiteg (timely) formed after German zeitig. The third stem zeit- in Zeitung (newspaper) is directly from German (compare obsolete Luxembourgish Zeideng).

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NounEdit

Zäit f (plural Zäiten, diminutive Zäitchen)

  1. time
  2. epoch, era

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