Gemeinde

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German gemeinde, from Old High German gemeinida, probably from Proto-Germanic (though the exact formations vary among and within the later languages). Analysable as gemein (common) +‎ -de. Compare Luxembourgish Gemeng, Dutch gemeente, Middle Low German gemênte, gemêne, Old English gemæne, Gothic 𐌲𐌰𐌼𐌰𐌹𐌽𐌸𐍃 (gamainþs), 𐌲𐌰𐌼𐌰𐌹𐌽𐌴𐌹 (gamainei).

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  • IPA(key): /ɡəˈmaɪ̯ndə/
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Noun[edit]

Gemeinde f (genitive Gemeinde, plural Gemeinden)

  1. municipality
    die zur Gemeinde gehörenden Einzelhöfethe outlying farmsteads that are part of the municipality
  2. parish
    die katholische Gemeinde an der Hauptstraßethe Catholic parish on Main Street
  3. community
    die türkische Gemeinde in Deutschlandthe Turkish community in Germany

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