DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch weit, weet, from Old Dutch *weit, *wēt, from Proto-Germanic *hwaitijaz, from *hwītaz (white).

Cognate with Low German Weten, West Frisian weet, German Weizen, English wheat.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ʋɛi̯t/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛi̯t

NounEdit

weit f (uncountable)

  1. wheat
    Synonym: tarwe

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GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German wīt, from Old High German wīt, from Proto-Germanic *wīdaz. Compare Low German wied, Hunsrik weid, Dutch wijd, English wide, Danish vid.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

weit (comparative weiter, superlative am weitesten)

  1. wide
  2. large
    • 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.

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

AdverbEdit

weit

  1. far

Further readingEdit

  • weit in Duden online

LuxembourgishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From the inflected forms of Old High German *wīd, northern variant of wīt. Etymologically the same word as wäit (far), which is from the uninflected form.

AdjectiveEdit

weit (masculine weiden, neuter weit, comparative méi weit or weider, superlative am weitsten)

  1. wide; not narrow

Etymology 2Edit

VerbEdit

weit

  1. inflection of weien:
    1. third-person singular simple present
    2. second-person plural simple present
    3. second-person plural imperative

Pennsylvania GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Compare German weit, Dutch wijd, English wide.

AdjectiveEdit

weit

  1. far
  2. wide
  3. long