vierzehn Tage

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German[edit]

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Noun[edit]

vierzehn Tage (plural only)

  1. (archaic) a fortnight, fourteen days, two weeks

Usage notes[edit]

In traditional and dialectal use, this was a set phrase, and it was possible to speak of "eine vierzehn Tage" (a fortnight) or "drei vierzehn Tage" (three fortnights, or six weeks).[1][2] In current Standard German, these would be "zwei Wochen" and "sechs Wochen" respectively.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1807, Joachim Heinrich Campe, Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache, page 836
  2. ^ 1854, Jacob Grimm, Deutsche Rechtsalterthümer, page 222