Planet

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See also: planet, planèt, and plånet

German[edit]

Die Erde ist einer von neun/acht Planeten, welche die Sonne umkreisen.

Etymology[edit]

A loanword from Latin planeta, planetes, from Ancient Greek πλανήτης (planḗtēs), a variant of πλάνης (plánēs, wanderer). The German term Wandelstern is a calque of the former. See also wanderstar.

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  • IPA(key): /plaˈneːt/
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Planet m (genitive Planeten, plural Planeten)

  1. (astronomy) planet
    Mein Vater erklärt mir jeden Sonntag unsere neun Planeten.
    My father explains to me our nine planets every Sunday. (A mnemonic to remember the order of Merkur, Venus, Erde, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptun, Pluto)

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