Kaiserwetter

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Etymology[edit]

The word Kaiserwetter originally referred to the fact that the weather was usually sunny on the 18th of August, the birthday of the Austrian Emperor (Kaiser) Franz Joseph I (1830–1916).[1][2] In the German Empire, it also referred to the belief that the Emperor Wilhelm II (1859–1941, abdicated 1918) only appeared at open-air events when there was sunny weather.[3]

Noun[edit]

Kaiserwetter n (genitive Kaiserwetters, plural Kaiserwetter)

  1. (colloquial) clear, sunny weather

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Kaiserwetter in Duden online
  2. ^ Hermann Paul, Deutsches Wörterbuch: Bedeutungsgeschichte und Aufbau unseres Wortschatzes, 9th edition, 1992, ISBN 3-484-73057-9, page 516
  3. ^ Karl Friedrich Wilhelm Wander, Deutsches Sprichwörter-Lexikon