entzwei

See also: entzwei-

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German enzwei, entzwī, inzwī, untzwī, equivalent to ent- +‎ zwei. Cognate with Middle Low German entwei, intwei, untwey.

PronunciationEdit

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AdjectiveEdit

entzwei (not comparable)

  1. halved, divided (in two)

DeclensionEdit

Usage notesEdit

Attributive use of this word and hence inflection is subliterary and proscribed—as likely as zu, aus, durch, an being declined. The predicative is not, but is unexpected in the absence of artistic aspirations, in comparison to the inevitable uses as a separable prefix, entzwei-.

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