Kluft

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German kluft, from Proto-Germanic *kluftiz. Compare Dutch klucht, English cleft.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Kluft f (genitive Kluft, plural Klüfte)

  1. cleft, fissure, joint
  2. gap, gulf, rift
    • 2010, Der Spiegel, issue 33/2010, page 70:
      Die Kluft zwischen den Ärmsten und der Spitze der Gesellschaft hat sich dramatisch geöffnet.
      The gap between the poorest and the top of society has widened dramatically.

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