Stadt

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German, from Old High German, from Proto-Germanic *stadiz, from Proto-Indo-European *stéh₂tis. Related to English stead, Gothic 𐍃𐍄𐌰𐌸𐍃 ‎(staþs, place), Danish and Swedish stad, Dutch stad, Yiddish שטאָט ‎(shtot). Originally the same words are Statt and Stätte.

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Stadt f ‎(genitive Stadt, plural Städte, diminutive Städtchen n or Städtlein n or Städtgen n)

  1. city
    • 1931, Gebhard Mehring, Schrift und Schrifttum, Silberburg-Verlag, page 13:
      Der Zerfall des Römerreiches raubte der Stadt Rom die alte Stellung als Mittelpunkt alles Geschehens.
      The decay of the Roman empire robbed the city of Rome of the old position as the center of all that was happening.
  2. town

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For some speakers, the plural has an irregular lengthening of the stem vowel. See Städte.

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