schwarz

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German swarz, from Proto-Germanic *swartaz, from Proto-Indo-European *swordo- (dirty, dark, black). Compare Dutch zwart, English and West Frisian swart, Danish sort.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʃvaʁts/ (standard)
  • IPA(key): /ʃvaːts/ (widespread, particularly northern and central Germany)
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Adjective[edit]

schwarz (comparative schwärzer, superlative am schwärzesten)

  1. black, reflecting little or no light
  2. (figuratively) illegal
  3. black, having a high amount of melanin in an organ, e.g. the skin
  4. (politics, Germany) pertaining to the CDU or CSU (large center-right Christian Democratic parties, whose associated colour is black)

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