Bild

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Central Franconian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • Beld (less common)

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German bilidi. The vocalism -i- is regular due to the originally open syllable. The variant Beld may be from an early contraction or due to analogy with words with original -ld, such as weld(wild).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Bild n ‎(plural Bilder or Biller, diminutive Bildche)

  1. (most dialects) image; picture; painting; photo

Usage notes[edit]

  • The plural Bilder is predominant in Ripuarian, the plural Biller in Moselle Franconian.

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German bilde, from Old High German bilidi, biladi, from Proto-Germanic *biliþją or *bilaþją. Further origin uncertain. Cognate with Dutch beeld, Old English biliþe.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Bild n ‎(genitive Bildes or Bilds, plural Bilder, diminutive Bildchen n)

  1. image; picture; painting; photo (optical representation of something)
  2. image (idea or mental concept of something)
  3. (computing) image

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

External links[edit]

  • Bild in Duden online

Luxembourgish[edit]

Noun[edit]

Bild n ‎(plural Biller)

  1. picture, image

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