Erde

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German erda, from Proto-Germanic *erþō. Compare Dutch aarde, West Frisian ierde, English earth, Danish jord, Gothic 𐌰𐌹𐍂𐌸𐌰 ‎(airþa).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈeːɐ̯də/, [ˈʔeːɐ̯də] (standard)
  • IPA(key): /ˈɛʁdə/, [ˈʔɛʁdə], [ˈʔɛɐ̯də] (by a common merger)
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -eːɐ̯də

Noun[edit]

Erde f ‎(genitive Erde, plural Erden)

  1. (uncountable) soil
    Sie nahm eine Handvoll Erde.‎ ― She took a handful of soil.
  2. (uncountable) the ground
    Er fiel auf die Erde.‎ ― He fell on the ground.
  3. (countable) a world; a space to live in
    Diese Erde wird vergehen, aber Gott wird eine neue Erde schaffen.
    This earth will fade, but God will create a new earth.

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Proper noun[edit]

Erde f ‎(genitive Erde)

  1. the planet Earth

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External links[edit]

  • Erde in Duden online