Glück

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From Middle High German gelücke (12th century), seemingly borrowed from Old Dutch as part of the Flemish knight culture, although a very early attestation in Dutch is missing (cf. Middle Dutch gelucke, whence modern Dutch geluk). Further origin unknown; more at luck.

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Glück n (genitive Glücks or Glückes, no plural)

  1. happiness; joy (emotion)
    Das größte Glück im Leben ist es, geliebt zu werden.
    The greatest joy in life is to be loved.
  2. luck; chance (positive coincidence)
    Glück zu haben, ist verfänglicher als Pech zu haben.
    Good luck is more dangerous than bad luck.
  3. (poetic) bliss

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