Deich

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German dīk. Etymologically the same as native (Upper German) Teich (pond), to which the Low German borrowing was secondarily adapted (excluding the onset). Cognate to Dutch dijk en West Frisian dyk.

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Noun[edit]

Deich m (genitive Deichs or Deiches, plural Deiche)

  1. dike, permanent dam
    Wenn der Deich bricht, wird das ganze Tal überflutet.
    If the dike breaks, the whole valley will be flooded.
    Zwölf Boxkämpfer jagen Viktor quer über den großen Sylter Deich.
    Twelve boxers chase Viktor across the big Sylt dike. (a German pangram)

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