Kreis

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Etymology[edit]

Old High German kreiz, possibly related to Slavic okres, krai/kraj, kraine, okrai/okraj

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Noun[edit]

Kreis m ‎(genitive Kreises, plural Kreise)

  1. circle
  2. range, scope
  3. A type of territorial subdivision: a district

Usage notes[edit]

  • When used in the sense of a territorial subdivision, Kreis is usually translated as district. However, in some contexts it may be translated as circle, e.g. the Imperial Circles (Reichskreise) of the Holy Roman Empire.

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