Wüste

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German wüeste, from Old High German wuostī, from Proto-West Germanic *wōstį̄. Equivalent to wüst +‎ -e. Also merged with Middle High German wüestene, from Old High German wuostin, *wuostinna, from Proto-West Germanic *wōstini (through regular reduction of feminines in -en(e) to -e, compare Küche etc.). The latter is cognate with Dutch woestijn.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈvyːstə/
  • Hyphenation: Wü‧ste
  • Hyphenation: Wüs‧te
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

Wüste f (genitive Wüste, plural Wüsten)

  1. desert
  2. wilderness, waste, wasteland
    • 1844, Felix Mendelssohn, Hör' mein Bitten (with literal translation):
      O könnt' ich fliegen wie Tauben dahin,
      weit hinweg vor dem Feinde zu fliehn!
      In die Wüste eilt' ich dann fort,
      fände Ruhe am schattigen Ort.
      Oh, if I could fly off like the doves,
      flee far away from the foe!
      Into the wilderness I would then hasten,
      and find repose in a shadowy place.

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Further reading[edit]

  • Wüste” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • Wüste” in Uni Leipzig: Wortschatz-Lexikon
  • Wüste” in Duden online
  • Wikipedia-logo-v2.svg Wüste on the German Wikipedia.Wikipedia de