würdig

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Würde + -ig

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈvʏʁdɪç/, [ˈvʏʁdɪç], [ˈvʏɐ̯dɪç]

Adjective[edit]

würdig (comparative würdiger, superlative am würdigsten)

  1. (with genitive or dative) worthy of
    Sein Verhalten ist eines Familienvaters nicht würdig.
    His behaviour is not worthy of a father of a family.
  2. honourable, dignified
    Die würdigen Herren betraten den Saal.
    The honourable gentlemen entered the hall.

Usage notes[edit]

In the formal standard language, würdig is usually construed with a genitive object (eines Familienvaters würdig). However, the dative is also acceptable and is preferred in less formal and colloquial style (einem Familienvater würdig).

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