Sand

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See also: sand and sänd

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German sant, from Old High German sant, from Proto-West Germanic *samd, from Proto-Germanic *samdaz, *sandaz, from Proto-Indo-European *sámh₂dʰos.

A rarer variant with -m- is first attested in Middle High German sampt, sambt; it has survived in some Upper German dialects. Cognate with Low German Sand, Dutch zand, English sand, Danish sand.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Sand m (strong, genitive Sandes or Sands, plural Sande or Sände)

  1. sand (particles of rock)

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Usage notes[edit]

  • The normal plural form is Sande. The plural mostly refers to different kinds of sand (Sortenplural). However, it may also be used in literary style for great masses of sand (e.g. die Sande der Sahara).

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Further reading[edit]

  • Sand” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • Sand” in Uni Leipzig: Wortschatz-Lexikon
  • Sand” in Duden online
  • Wikipedia-logo.svg Sand on the German Wikipedia.Wikipedia de

Hunsrik[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German and Old High German sant.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Sand m (plural Sand or Send)

  1. sand

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Luxembourgish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German and Old High German sant.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Sand m (uncountable)

  1. sand

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