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EtymologyEdit

gleich +‎ -sam

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡlaɪ̯çˌzaːm/, /ˈɡlaɪ̯ç.zam/
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  • Hyphenation: gleich‧sam

AdverbEdit

gleichsam

  1. (formal) as it were; so to speak
    Ich fühlte mich gleichsam wie neugeboren.
    I felt, as it were, like I was born anew.
    • 1886, Rudolf Steiner, Grundlinien einer Erkenntnistheorie der goetheschen Weltanschauung, p.37
      Kant also hat die Unwissenschaftlichkeit hier gleichsam wissenschaftlich begründet.
      Here, Kant therefore has scientifically founded the unscientificity, as it were.
  2. (rare, nonstandard, proscribed) equally; likewise

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