See also: machtig

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GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German mechtic, from Old High German mahtīg, mahtīc, from Proto-Germanic *mahtīgaz. Equivalent to Macht +‎ -ig. Compare Dutch machtig, English mighty.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

mächtig ‎(comparative mächtiger, superlative am mächtigsten)

  1. (+ genitive) powerful, mighty
    Ist Deutschland ein mächtiges Land?
    Is Germany a powerful country?
    Er ist dieser Sprache nicht mächtig.
    He does not have a good command of this language.
  2. (colloquial) intense, intensely
    Meine Mutter war mächtig sauer.
    My mother was really mad.
  3. (regional) very filling (of food)

Usage notesEdit

The genitive construction with mächtig is somewhat formal.

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