Deutschland

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German Diutschlant, compound word formed from phrasings like diutsch lant n, diutsche lant n, in diutscheme lande n, ze diutischeme lande n, (in) diutschiu lant n pl. The adjective deutsch is from Middle High German diutisch, diutsch, tiutsch, tiusch, from Old High German diutisc (of the people). More at Dutchland.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈdɔʏ̯t͡ʃlant]
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  • Hyphenation: Deutsch‧land

Proper noun[edit]

Deutschland n (genitive Deutschlands)

  1. Germany (a region in Central Europe forming a country)
  2. short for a nation state, the legal person comprising the most part of territory with German dominating, or its territory
    1. short for Deutsches Reich. [from 1871–1945, and later in historical reference]
      Synonyms: Deutsches Reich, Reich
    2. short for Bundesrepublik Deutschland. [from 1990]
      Synonyms: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, BRD

Usage notes[edit]

  • The article is used when Deutschland is used as a subject or object in a certain quality, e.g. referencing a certain point in time or period of time. (Germany behaves similarly in English: "we went to Germany" uses no article, "the Germany of our grandchildren will be different from the Germany of our grandparents" uses one.)
  • Plurals, when they occur, are Deutschland, Deutschländer or Deutschlande.

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See also[edit]

  • (country (translingual abbreviation)): D, DE, DEU, de

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