Sonne

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Die Sonne — The Sun (1)
Sonnenlicht von der Erde aus gesehen. — Sunlight as seen from Earth. (2)

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German sunne, from Old High German sunna, from Proto-Germanic *sunnǭ, from a blend of Proto-Indo-European *sh̥₂uén and Proto-Indo-European *sóh₂wl̥. Akin to Low German Sünn, Zunne, Dutch zon, English sun, West Frisian sinne, Icelandic sunna.

Further Indo-European cognates: Latin sōl, Greek ἥλιος (hḗlios), Sanskrit सूर्य (sūrya), Russian солнце (solnce), Lithuanian saulė, Welsh haul

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Sonne f (genitive Sonne)

  1. (astronomy) the Sun
    Die Sonne ist das Zentrum des Sonnensystems. — The Sun is the center of the Solar System.

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Sonne f (genitive Sonne, plural Sonnen)

  1. (astronomy) a sun, any star, especially when being the center of a solar system
  2. (uncountable) sunshine, sunlight; the light and warmth we receive on Earth from the sun
    Wir hatten den ganzen Tag Sonne. — We had sunshine all day.
    Geh mir aus der Sonne! — Stop blocking the sunlight!
    Laut Wetterbericht wird es morgen Sonne geben. — According to the weather forecast there will be sunshine tomorrow.

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