Ordnung

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Pennsylvania German, from German Ordnung (order, discipline).

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the Ordnung

  1. (US) A set of rules for Amish and Mennonite living.
    • 2003, Donald B. Kraybill, The Riddle of Amish Culture, JHU Press (→ISBN)
      Rather than a packet of rules to memorize, the Ordnung is the “understood” set of expectations for behavior. In the same way that the rules of grammar are learned by children, so the Ordnung, the grammar of order, is absorbed by Amish youth.
    • 2007, Tom Shachtman, Rumspringa: To Be or Not to Be Amish, North Point Press (→ISBN)
      According to Beiler, adherence or nonadherence to the ordnung became a full-blown subject of discussion and controversy during the American Civil War, when changes in fashionable clothing and inventions of new farming technologies made it imperative for the Amish to address such issues directly, in the hope, as Beiler puts it, of preserving intact “their old-time religion.”

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German ordenunge, from Old High German ordinunga, from the verb ordinōn (to put in order). Equivalent to ordnen +‎ -ung.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈʔoʁdnʊŋ/
  • Hyphenation: Ord‧nung
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Noun[edit]

Ordnung f (genitive Ordnung, plural Ordnungen)

  1. arrangement, regulation
  2. classification, order, array
  3. tidiness, orderliness
    Antonym: Unordnung
  4. class, rank, succession, series
  5. (religion) Ordnung (Amish rules of living)

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  • Ordnung” in Duden online
  • Ordnung” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache

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Ordnung f (plural Ordnunge)

  1. arrangement

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