Moldau

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German[edit]

Moldau

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Cognate to Moldova (the Moldova River), which see.

Proper noun[edit]

die Moldau f (proper noun, usually definite, definite genitive der Moldau)

  1. Moldova (a river in Romania)
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Proper noun[edit]

Moldau n (proper noun, genitive Moldaus or (optionally with an article) Moldau)

  1. (officialese, Germany, Austria) Moldova (a country in Eastern Europe)
    Synonyms: (usual name) Moldawien, (full officialese form) Republik Moldau, (Switzerland officialese) Moldova
    • 2020 November 2, “Moldaus Präsident Dodon verliert ersten Wahlgang”, in Spiegel[1]:
      Das unter anderem für den Weinanbau bekannte Land Moldau liegt zwischen der Ukraine und Rumänien im politischen Spannungsfeld zwischen Russland und der EU.
      (please add an English translation of this quote)
  2. Western Moldavia (a historical region in northeast Romania)
  3. Moldava (a municipality and village in the Teplice District, Ústí nad Labem Region, Czech Republic)
  4. Moldava nad Bodvou (a town and municipality of the Košice-okolie District, Košice Region, Slovakia); in full in German, Moldau an der Bodwa
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Etymology 2[edit]

Cognate to Vltava, which see.

Proper noun[edit]

die Moldau f (proper noun, usually definite, definite genitive der Moldau)

  1. Vltava (a major river in the Czech Republic)
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