Wende

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See also: wende and -wende

German[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Old High German wendī.

Noun[edit]

Wende f (genitive Wende, plural Wenden)

  1. turn (change in temperament or circumstance)
  2. turnaround (reversal of policy)
  3. (nautical) tacking
  4. (idiomatic) Die Wende;
    A) in politics the change of government with a change of coalition
    B) (Wendezeit: time of change, turnaround) the process that opened the way to unification between the FRG and GDR to today's FRG
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Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

Wende m (genitive Wenden, plural Wenden, feminine Wendin)

  1. a member of a Slavic people from the borders of Germany and Poland; a Sorb; a Kashub.
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