Land

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See also: land, länd, lǟnd, and -land

English[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Land

  1. A surname​.
    • 2012, Peter Moormann, Music and Game: Perspectives on a Popular Alliance (page 82)
      After the success of Secret of Monkey Island (1990), composer Michael Land longed for a more flexible system to integrate his music into a game.

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Albanian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

“Heath-dweller; pasture-dweller”, probably from lëndë (matter, timber), connected to lëndinë (pasture, grassland).

Proper noun[edit]

Land m

  1. A male given name.

Alemannic German[edit]

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Land n (plural Länder)

  1. land
  2. country

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German lant, from Old High German lant, from Proto-Germanic *landą, from Proto-Indo-European *lendʰ- (land, heath). Compare Dutch, English, and Danish land, Gothic 𐌻𐌰𐌽𐌳 (land).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /lant/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ant

Noun[edit]

Land n (genitive Landes or Lands, plural Länder or Lande, diminutive Ländchen n or Ländlein n)

  1. country (territory of a nation)
  2. state, province (political division of a federation retaining a notable degree of autonomy)
  3. land (real estate or landed property)
  4. land (part of Earth which is not covered by oceans or other bodies of water)
  5. country, countryside (rural area, as opposed to a town or city)

Usage notes[edit]

  • The normal plural is Länder. The plural Lande is elevated or poetic, and is occasionally used in modern German to mean "countryside, vast areas", e.g. die weiten Lande Sibiriens – "the wide lands of Siberia".

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Further reading[edit]

  • Land in Duden online

Hunsrik[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German lant, from Old High German lant, from Proto-Germanic *landą, from Proto-Indo-European *lendʰ- (land, heath).

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Noun[edit]

Land n (plural Lenner)

  1. land
  2. country

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Luxembourgish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German lant, from Proto-Germanic *landą.

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Noun[edit]

Land n (plural Länner)

  1. (uncountable) land
  2. country

Pennsylvania German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare German Land, Dutch land, English land.

Noun[edit]

Land n (plural Lenner)

  1. land
  2. country
  3. soil, garden bed