Krieg

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German kriec, from Old High German krieg, a dialectal form of krig, both from Proto-Germanic *krīgaz. Cognate with Low German Krig and Dutch krijg.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kʁiːk/ (standard)
  • IPA(key): /kriːç/ (colloquial northern and central Germany)
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  • Homophone: kriech (nonstandard)
  • Rhymes: -iːk

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Krieg m (genitive Kriegs or Krieges, plural Kriege)

  1. war
    • 2011, Heinz Gärtner, Der Irakkrieg und die Folgen In: Ines-Jacqueline Werkner and Ulrike Kronfeld-Gohorani (editors), Der ambivalente Frieden: Die Friedensforschung vor neuen Herausforderungen, page 153:
      Der Krieg war 2003 unter falschen Voraussetzungen (Massenvernichtungswaffen, Bekämpfung von Al Qaida, Demokratisierung des Mittleren Ostens) begonnen worden. Ein Diktator wurde gestürzt. War der Krieg aber die hohen zivilen und militärischen Opfer wert?
      The war began in 2003 with false objectives. (Weapons of mass destruction, Fighting Al Qaida, Democratising the Middle East) A dictator was killed. Was the war worth the high civilian and military casualties?

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Low German[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German krîch, from Old Saxon krīg, from Proto-Germanic *krīgaz. Cognate with German Krieg, Dutch krijg and West Frisian kriich.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kɾi(ː)ç/, /kɾi(ː)x/

Noun[edit]

Krieg m (plural Kriegen)

  1. war

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