Licht

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German lieht, from Old High German lioht, from Proto-Germanic *leuhtą, from Proto-Indo-European *lewk-(bright, to shine, to see). Compare Dutch licht, English light.

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Noun[edit]

Licht n (genitive Lichtes or Lichts, plural Lichter or Lichte, diminutive Lichtchen n or Lichtlein n)

  1. light
    • 1918, Elisabeth von Heyking, Die Orgelpfeifen, in: Zwei Erzählungen, Phillipp Reclam jun. Verlag, page 53:
      Öllämpchen brannte niemand mehr. Zuerst waren sie durch Petroleum und Gas ersetzt worden, dann war die Elektrizität gekommen, vor deren Helligkeit jedes andere Licht als kärglicher Notbehelf erschien.
      Nobody burnt little oil lamps anymore. First they had been replaced by kerosene and gas, then the electricity had come, the brightness of which made each other light look like a meager makeshift.

Usage notes[edit]

  • The normal plural is Lichter.
  • The plural Lichte is occasionally used when meaning “light” in the sense of “candle”. Compare Teelicht.

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Saxon lioht, from Proto-Germanic *leuhtą, from Proto-Indo-European *lewk-(bright, to shine, to see). Compare High German Licht, Dutch licht, English light.

Noun[edit]

Licht n (plural Lichten)

  1. light

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