ganz

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German ganz, from Old High German ganz (whole, sound, healthy, complete, fullstanding), from Proto-Germanic *gantaz (whole, sound), from Proto-Indo-European *gʷʰen- (to flourish, be full, swell, abound). Compare Dutch gans (borrowed from Old High German).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɡan(t)s/, [ɡants], [ɡans]
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ants
  • Homophone: Gans (except possibly in very careful speech)

Adjective[edit]

ganz (not comparable)

  1. entire, whole, complete, intact
    • 2010, Der Spiegel, issue 33/2010, page 83:
      Seit Ende Juli hat der Monsunregen die Flüsse in weiten Teilen Pakistans über die Ufer treten lassen und ganze Provinzen in Seen verwandelt
      Since end of July the monsoon rain has made the rivers overflow their banks in large parts of Pakistan and turned whole provinces into lakes.

Derived terms[edit]

  • von ganzem Herzen, with all my heart
  • ganz machen, make complete, mend
  • ganzer Mann, true man, good fellow
  • ganze Zahl, integer

Declension[edit]

Adverb[edit]

ganz

  1. quite, wholly, entirely, all
  2. very

Derived terms[edit]

External links[edit]

  • ganz in Duden online

Luxembourgish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

ganz (masculine ganzen, feminine ganz, neuter ganzt)

  1. entire, whole

Declension[edit]

Adverb[edit]

ganz

  1. wholly, entirely, totally
  2. very