Eiland

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German[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German eilant, from Old Frisian eiland, from Proto-Germanic *awjōlandą. Compare Dutch eiland, English island, Icelandic eyland,

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Eiland n (genitive Eilands or Eilandes, plural Eilande)

  1. (literary) a small island, typically isolated
    Er war so menschenscheu, dass er sein Leben am liebsten auf einem Eiland im Ozean verbracht hätte.
    He was so reclusive that he would have preferred to spend his life on some little island in the ocean.
  2. (literary) an island of any size; occasionally used to avoid repitition of Insel, otherwise poetic

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Low German[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German eilant, from Old Frisian eiland, from Proto-Germanic *awjōlandą. Compare German Eiland, Dutch eiland, English island, Icelandic eyland.

Noun[edit]

Eiland f (plural Eilannen)

  1. island

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  • Der neue SASS: Plattdeutsches Wörterbuch, Plattdeutsch - Hochdeutsch, Hochdeutsch - Plattdeutsch. Plattdeutsche Rechtschreibung, sixth revised edition (2011, →ISBN, Wachholtz Verlag, Neumünster)