Lenz

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German[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German lenze, from Old High German lenzo, from Proto-West Germanic *langatīn.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /lɛn(t)s/, [lɛnt͡s]
  • (file)
  • Homophone: lenz

Noun[edit]

Lenz m (genitive Lenzes, plural Lenze)

  1. (archaic, poetic or humorous) spring (season)
    Synonyms: Frühling, Frühjahr

Usage notes[edit]

  • Now used in the expression fauler Lenz or lauer Lenz (a period of idleness), and sometimes jocularly to give the age of a person (like English summer). In the actual sense of “spring” now only poetic, but even then markedly archaic-sounding. Still widely known is the song title Veronika, der Lenz ist da.

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See also[edit]

  • faulenzen (not originally related, but associated)

Further reading[edit]

  • Lenz” in Duden online

Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

German Lenz

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Lenz m pers or f

  1. A masculine surname​.
  2. A feminine surname​.

Declension[edit]

Masculine surname:

The feminine surname is indeclinable.

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