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Der Mond von der Erde aus — The Moon as seen from Earth (1)
Der Mond während einer totalen Mondfinsternis — The Moon during a total lunar eclipse (1)


From Old High German māno, from Proto-Germanic *mēnô (whence also Dutch maan, English moon, Swedish måne, Icelandic máni). Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *mḗh₁n̥s. See also Monat.

Further Indo-European cognates: Latin mēnsis ‎(month), Ancient Greek μήν ‎(mḗn, month), Sanskrit मास ‎(māsa, moon), Russian месяц ‎(mésjac, moon; month), Lithuanian mėnulis, Persian ماه ‎(māh, moon, month), Tocharian A mañ


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Mond m ‎(genitive Monds)

  1. (astronomy) The Moon; Earth's only natural satellite, and also a luminary.
    Der Mond ist so massereich, dass Erde und Mond zusammen häufig als Doppelplanet bezeichnet werden.
    The Moon has such an enormous mass that Earth and Moon are often considered as a binary system.


Mond m ‎(genitive Monds, plural Monde)

  1. (astronomy) A moon, a natural satellite that is orbiting its corresponding planet
    Ganymed ist der größte Mond des Sonnensystems. — Ganymede is the biggest moon of the Solar System.
    Merkur und Venus haben keine natürlichen Monde. — Mercury and Venus do not possess natural moons.
  2. (literary, dated) A month, especially a lunar month
  3. (heraldry) moon (often used to describe a crescent)


Old Declension: This old declension is not used anymore, but was up until the end of the 18th century.




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  • Mond in Duden online



From Old High German mund, from Proto-Germanic *munþaz.


Mond m (plural Mënner)

  1. mouth