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EtymologyEdit

Würde +‎ -ig. Compare English worthy.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈvʏrdɪç/, /ˈvʏɐ̯dɪç/
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AdjectiveEdit

würdig (comparative würdiger, superlative am würdigsten)

  1. (+ genitive or dative) worthy of
    Sein Verhalten ist eines Familienvaters nicht würdig.
    His behaviour is not worthy of a father of a family.
  2. honourable, dignified
    Die würdigen Herren betraten den Saal.
    The honourable gentlemen entered the hall.

Usage notesEdit

In the formal standard language, würdig is usually construed with a genitive object (eines Familienvaters würdig). However, the dative is often preferred in less formal style (einem Familienvater würdig). Oftentimes, though, the colloquial language will simply avoid this phrasing altogether.

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