Werkstatt

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Etymology[edit]

werken(to work) +‎ Statt(place).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈvɛʁkˌʃtat/, [ˈvɛʁk-], [ˈvɛɐ̯k-]
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

Werkstatt f ‎(genitive Werkstatt, plural Werkstätten or Werkstätte)

  1. workshop (room where things are manufactured)
    • 1788, Olla Potrida. Erstes Stük. Weversche Buchhandlung, Berlin, p.143:
      Die Werkstätte sind in geringer Anzahl, und die Arbeiter nur einen Theil des Jahres beschäftigt.

Usage notes[edit]

  • The normal plural is Werkstätten, which is suppleted from the rarer singular Werkstätte. This latter form as a plural is now archaic.

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