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ganz

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German ganz, from Old High German ganz (whole, sound, healthy, complete, fullstanding), from Proto-Germanic *gantaz (whole, sound), from Proto-Indo-European *gʷʰen- (to flourish, be full, swell, abound). Compare Dutch gans (borrowed from Old High German).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɡan(t)s/, [ɡants], [ɡans]
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ants
  • Homophone: Gans (except possibly in very careful speech)

AdjectiveEdit

ganz (not comparable)

  1. entire, whole, complete
    • 2010, Der Spiegel, issue 33/2010, page 83:
      Seit Ende Juli hat der Monsunregen die Flüsse in weiten Teilen Pakistans über die Ufer treten lassen und ganze Provinzen in Seen verwandelt
      Since end of July the monsoon rain has made the rivers overflow their banks in large parts of Pakistan and turned whole provinces into lakes.
  2. (colloquial) whole, intact
  3. (in certain combinations) true, real
    ein ganzer Kerl — “a true man” (implying masculinity, but also uprightness)
  4. (mathematics) integer (of a number)

Derived termsEdit

DeclensionEdit

AdverbEdit

ganz

  1. quite, rather
  2. very
  3. wholly, entirely, all

External linksEdit

  • ganz in Duden online

LuxembourgishEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

ganz (masculine ganzen, feminine ganz, neuter ganzt)

  1. entire, whole

DeclensionEdit

AdverbEdit

ganz

  1. wholly, entirely, totally
  2. very