Wand

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search
See also: wand

Central Franconian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • Wank (Ripuarian; now chiefly western dialects)

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German (*)wand, northern variant of want. For the phonetic development compare Hand.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Wand f (plural Wänn or Wäng, diminutive Wändche)

  1. (many dialects) wall

Usage notes[edit]

  • 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.

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Wand f (genitive Wand, plural Wände)

  1. wall, partition
  2. precipice

Usage notes[edit]

  • 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.

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

External links[edit]

  • Wand in Duden online

Luxembourgish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old High German wint, from Proto-Germanic *windaz.

Noun[edit]

Wand m (plural Wënn)

  1. wind
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old High German want.

Noun[edit]

Wand f (plural Wänn)

  1. (interior) wall
Derived terms[edit]