Staat

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German[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German stāt, from Middle Dutch staet, probably via Old French estat from Latin stātus. The semantic development was influenced by cognate modern French état.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʃtaːt/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -aːt

Noun[edit]

Staat m (genitive Staates, plural Staaten)

  1. country; state (sovereign political entity)
  2. state; authorities (the political and administrative system of such an entity)
    • 1932, Erich Mühsam, Die Befreiung der Gesellschaft vom Staat, in: Erich Mühsam: Prosaschriften II, Verlag europäische ideen Berlin (1978), page 253:
      Immer wieder hören wir die Frage von Personen, denen die Gedankenwelt des Anarchismus nicht vertraut ist: Was wollt ihr eigentlich? Wie stellt ihr euch eine Gesellschaft ohne Staat und Obrigkeit vor?
      Again and again we hear the question from people who are not familiar with the world of ideas of anarchism: What do you actually want? How do you imagine a society without state and authorities?
  3. state (non-sovereign territory in some countries, including the United States)
  4. (archaic) entourage of a sovereign or prince
  5. (dated, except in idioms) stateliness; that which gives the effect of it; fine appearance in clothing and ménage
    SonntagsstaatSunday best
    • 2005, Aslı Sevindim, Candlelight Döner. Geschichten über meine deutsch-türkische Familie, Berlin: Ullstein, →ISBN, page 151:
      Stefans Mutter sah erst ihren Sohn an, dann ihren Mann – zwei verstummte Gestalten, die heute hier zur Not auch verdursten würden –, mit denen war kein Staat zu machen und erst recht keine türkische Hochzeit, also übernahm sie das Ruder.
      Stefan’s mother first looked at her son, than at her husband – two silent figures who would in need die here from thirst – they would not help to make a good appearance and the more so for a Turkish wedding, so she took the helm.

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Related terms[edit]

derived from Staat or derived with -in

Descendants[edit]

  • Russian: штат (štat)

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Hunsrik[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Staat m (plural Staate)

  1. state

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