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From Middle High German grenize, graniza, from Old Polish granica, from Proto-Slavic *granica (boundary, border). The word spread westward in the 15th century and was reinforced by Luther’s Bible. Doublet of Granne.


  • IPA(key): /ˈɡʁɛntsə/
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Grenze f (genitive Grenze, plural Grenzen)

  1. border
    • 1990, Zwei-plus-Vier-Vertrag, in: Bundesgesetzblatt 1990, part 2, page 1320:
      Die Bestätigung des endgültigen Charakters der Grenzen des vereinten Deutschland ist ein wesentlicher Bestandteil der Friedensordnung in Europa.
      The confirmation of the definitive nature of the borders of the united Germany is an essential element of the peaceful order in Europe.
  2. limit
  3. frontier



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