Weihwasser

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German wīchwazzer. Analyzable as weihen (to consecrate) +‎ Wasser (water), though the former component was probably the related Middle High German adjective wīch (holy, consecrated). Compare Dutch wijwater.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈvaɪ̯ˌvasɐ/
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Noun[edit]

Weihwasser n (genitive Weihwassers, plural Weihwässer)

  1. (Christianity) holy water

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