Metz

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French Metz, from Latin Mediomatrici (later Mettis).

Proper noun[edit]

Metz

  1. The capital city of the région of Lorraine.
  2. A surname​.

Translations[edit]


Central Franconian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German mezzisahs. The Central Franconian -t- might hint at an unshifted relict form; compare Middle Dutch and Limburgish mets. However, the strong contraction may have led to irregular forms, particularly since this /t/ reaches further south than most relict forms do. Influence by the Latin word in Metzeler (butcher) is also possible.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Metz n (plural Metzer, diminutive Metzje)

  1. (Ripuarian, some dialects of Moselle Franconian) knife
    Pass op, datt der Jong et Metz net en de Häng kritt.
    Take care that the boy won’t get his hands on the knife.

German[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Metz n (genitive Metz')

  1. Metz

Derived terms[edit]


Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French Metz.

Proper noun[edit]

Metz f

  1. Metz (a city, the regional capital of Lorraine, France)