Niemandsland

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From niemand (nobody) +‎ -s- +‎ Land (land).

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

Niemandsland n (genitive Niemandslands or Niemandslandes, no plural)

  1. no man's land
    • 1924, Kurt Tucholsky, Vor Verdun, in: Die Weltbühne, volume 20, no. 32, Verlag der Weltbühne, page 219:
      Hier war das Niemandsland: drüben auf der Höhe lagen die Deutschen, hüben die Franzosen – dies war unbesetzt.
      Here was the no man's land, over there on the height were the Germans, over here the French – this was unoccupied.

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