Grenze

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed by the Teutonic Order in the 13th century from a Slavic language (compare Common Slavic *granica (boundary, border)), then borrowed again into western German from Polish in the 15th century. Luther helped to popularize the word, which he spelled grentze; another old spelling was Gränze.

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Grenze f (genitive Grenze, plural Grenzen)

  1. border
    • 1990, Zwei-plus-Vier-Vertrag, in: Bundesgesetzblatt 1990, part 2, page 1320:
      Die Bestätigung des endgültigen Charakters der Grenzen des vereinten Deutschland ist ein wesentlicher Bestandteil der Friedensordnung in Europa.
      The confirmation of the definitive nature of the borders of the united Germany is an essential element of the peaceful order in Europe.
  2. limit
  3. frontier

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