Urwald

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Early 19th century, from ur- +‎ Wald.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈuːrˌvalt/, [ˈʔu(ː)ɐ̯ˌvalt]
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: Ur‧wald

Noun[edit]

Urwald m (genitive Urwaldes or Urwalds, plural Urwälder)

  1. primeval forest, virgin forest
    Synonym: Primärwald
  2. jungle
    Synonym: Dschungel

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Descendants[edit]

  • Dutch: oerwoud (calque)
  • Hunsrik: Uerwald (calque)

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