Lëtzebuerg

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Luxembourgish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From earlier forms Lützelburg, Lutzburg, from Old High German Lucilinburhuc, ultimately from luzil (little) + burg (castle), from Proto-Germanic *lūtilaz + *burgz.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈletsebuə̯(ʀ)χ/, [ˈlətsəbuə̯ɕ]
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Proper noun[edit]

Lëtzebuerg n

  1. Luxembourg (a country in Central Europe)
  2. Luxembourg (the capital city of Luxembourg)
  3. Luxembourg (a province of Wallonia, Belgium)
  4. Luxembourg (a canton of Luxembourg)

Usage notes[edit]

  • The city of Luxembourg is usually referred to as d’Stad (the city) or, when needed for clarity, d’Stad Lëtzebuerg. The use of the bare name has in fact become rare in this sense, except in special contexts (e.g. when comparing Luxembourg City to another city, or the like).

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