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From Old High German arbeit, from Proto-Germanic *arbaidiz. As to the consonantism: Most dialects of Luxembourgish regularly reduced original -cht to -t, but this development was later reverted, probably under outside influences. (The same happened in many dialects of Central Franconian.) Both southernmost and northernmost Luxembourgish often retain forms without -ch-; compare Nuet alongside Nuecht (night). In those dialects where the development was reverted, hypercorrect forms with unetymological -ch- occur (compare also attested Jesuiicht for Jesuit).


  • IPA(key): /ˈaːrbeχt/, [ˈaː(ʀ).bəɕt]


Aarbecht f (plural Aarbechten)

  1. work, occupation
    • 2019 October 10, “Ausgezeechent fir hir Aarbecht u Lithium-Ione-Batterien”, in RTL Télé Lëtzebuerg[1]:
      Si gi geéiert fir hir Aarbecht an der Entwécklung vun de Lithium-Ione-Batterien.
      They were honoured for their work on the development of the lithium-ion battery.
  2. job, task
    • 2021 October 13, “Disney-Animatorin mat 111 Joer gestuerwen”, in RTL Télé Lëtzebuerg[2]:
      De Walt Disney huet hir eng Aarbecht als Zeechnerin ugebueden a méi spéit huet si an d'Animatiounskontroll an d'Zeeneplanung gewiesselt.
      Walt Disney offered her a job as a cartoonist and later she moved into animation control and scene planning.
  3. workplace
    • 2022 January 18, Lea Schwartz, “Héich Demande an Testzenteren an Apdikten, Lëtzebuerger Arméi hëlleft”, in RTL Télé Lëtzebuerg[3]:
      Leit, déi een Test fir den 3G op der Aarbecht maachen, géifen deemno nach zousätzlech zu enger héijer Charge dobäikommen.
      People who take the required test at the workplace would therefore be subject to a higher charge.

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Further reading[edit]

  • Aarbecht in the Lëtzebuerger Online Dictionnaire