Wiktionary:Requested entries (German)

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  • Ausbaudialekt m – synonym for Kulturdialekt, a language which has its distinct grammar and orthography, but which is for political or other reasons regarded by some as a dialect of another neighbouring language. Examples include Letztebuergisch in Luxemburg and Galego in Galicia, Spain. cf: w:de:Kulturdialekt
I don't think this is the right definition. All (German) dialects have their distinct grammars and some also have orthographies. An Ausbaudialekt is one that has developed an extensive vocabulary and is standardized enough to be suitable for usage as an official language. Luxembourgish is a good example, though.Kolmiel (talk) 22:09, 7 June 2014 (UTC)


Actually the federal council of the North German Confederation and the old German Empire. The letter h was removed by a spelling reform in 1902.-- 17:52, 8 August 2014 (UTC)



Originally, the term "i-Dötzchen" had the same meaning as the term "i-Pünktchen" has which refers to the dot on top of the letter i. Today the usage of "i-Dötzchen" is generally restricted to the first-graders while the term "i-Pünktchen" points to the dot of the letter i. Hence, a "Dötzchen" is in literal sense a little dot. Don't know whether the word "Dotz" is still in use. -- 01:56, 7 December 2013 (UTC)




Most likely, either Rudolphus Goclenius, Filius (Rudolf Göckel der Jüngere), or Rudolphus Goclenius (Rudolf Göckel der Ältere)-- 18:21, 8 August 2014 (UTC)






  • Leberkäs, Leberkas, Leberkaas m a type of meat-loaf with liver, esp. popular in South Germany. The standard spelling would be "Leberkäse", the others are dialect variations
  • Liederkranz ("wreath of songs"): a group of songs? a German male singing group?



  • nachpatzen:
    • 1919, Rudolf Steiner, Allgemeine Menschenkunde als Grundlage der Pädagogik, Dornach 1992, p.153
      Und heute kann noch niemand die plastische Kunst des Menschen wirklich durchdringen, der sich nicht bewußt wird dieses Zusammenhanges des Menschen mit dem Weltall. Sonst patzt er immer nur äußerlich die Naturformen nach.



  • paarmal: a few times
  • Paparz (from Low Prussian dialect)
  • Pawirpen (from Low Prussian dialect)
  • Perkolation (percolation)
  • Piefke: see de:Piefke and w:de:Piefke
    • 2010, February, w:de:Andreas Hoppe, “Ich bin dann mal da! Das Abenteuer der regionale Ernährung”, in demeter Journal
      Tiefes spirituelles Erleben dort hat mich mental zurückgeführt in den Berliner Garten meines Opas, wo ich als Piefke glücklich war und genährt wurde in jeder Beziehung.
  • pimp
  • Piz This might be a Swiss-German term referring to a mountain top, e.g. w:de:Piz Buin. It stems from the Romansh word 'piz' for 'peak'. -- 02:10, 7 December 2013 (UTC)
  • Prickler: prickles?, some kind of prickly fizzy? drink (probably mix of beer or wine and lemonade)
There is a German verb prickeln. Prickler is also a surname in Germany. Perhaps, you should add some context just to clarify the meaning of 'Prickler'.





As adjectives are nouns (sensu latu), Spezifisches is a noun, but it's still just an adjective. In some terms of the form "adjective substantive" the adjective isn't just a simple adjective, but part of a new term. It's like in English with a white house (ein weißes Haus) and the White House (das Weiße Haus).



  • überein
  • übermütig -- "sie war übermütig " from Snow White in German. See Spiegel. I would translate übermütig with adjectives like cheeky, perky, jaunty, larksome or the like, depending on the context.
  • umfloss - simple past of umfließen
  • Um und Auf: 1886, Rudolf Steiner, Grundlinien einer Erkenntnistheorie der goetheschen Weltanschauung, p.58f: Man hat ja das ganze Um und Auf des Erkennens schon mit der letzteren gegeben. See also: de:um.
  • unbeirrt not dissuaded, sticking to an opinion/plan etc. in spite of opposition



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  • Zapfeln
  • zerknüllen to crumple up
  • ziemen verb
  • Zubehandelnde, patient to be treated, I do not think this word exists, the right form would be "zu Behandelnde" if patients to be treated are meant Gruselwusel (talk) 07:36, 13 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Zuchtwarte - an animal husbandry term (?) for "supervisor of breeding"