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- Wank (Ripuarian; now chiefly western dialects)
- (many dialects) wall
- The plural Wänn is used in Moselle Franconian and some southern dialects of Ripuarian. The form Wäng is used in many Ripuarian dialects, including Kölsch.
From Middle High German want, from Old High German want, from Proto-Germanic *wandiz (“weave; wickerwork; plait; wall”), from Proto-Indo-European *wendʰ- (“to turn; bend; wind; twist; braid; weave”).
Wand f (genitive Wand, plural Wände)
- The words Wand and Mauer are synonymous in principle. However, they are widely distinguished in the following manner: only Mauer is commonly used for freestanding walls. Only Wand is commonly used for the walls of a building as seen from the inside. Both words are used for the outer walls of a building.
- Moreover, Mauer is widely restricted to stone or concrete walls, which Wand is not.
- Wand in Duden online
Wand m (plural Wënn)
Wand f (plural Wänn)
- (interior) wall