Luft

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German luft m or f, from Old High German luft, from Proto-West Germanic *luftu, from Proto-Germanic *luftuz. Compare Dutch lucht, Old English lyft, Swedish luft, Icelandic loft. The word was originally masculine in Upper German. The feminine is Central German, reinforced by Middle Low German luft, lucht f.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /lʊft/
  • Rhymes: -ʊft
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

Luft f (genitive Luft, plural Lüfte, diminutive Lüftchen n)

  1. air, atmosphere
  2. breeze, zephyr, breath

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  • English: luft
  • Czech: luft
  • Luxembourgish: Loft

Further reading[edit]

  • Luft” in Duden online

Hunsrik[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German luft, from Old High German luft, from Proto-West Germanic *luftu

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Luft f (plural Lift, diminutive Liftche)

  1. air
    Im Winter fliehe die drockne Bletter in de Luft romm.
    In winter, the dry leaves fly around in the air.

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Pennsylvania German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German luft, from Old High German luft, from Proto-West Germanic *luftu.

Compare German Luft, Dutch lucht, Old English lyft, Swedish luft.

Noun[edit]

Luft f (plural Lifde)

  1. air
  2. the sky

Saterland Frisian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Frisian luft, lufte, from Proto-West Germanic *luftu, from Proto-Germanic *luftuz. More at lift.

Noun[edit]

Luft f

  1. air (gas)

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