Wirt

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English[edit]

English Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia

Proper noun[edit]

Wirt

  1. A surname.

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German[edit]

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 Wirt on German Wikipedia

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German wirt, wiert, wurt, wert, from Old High German wirt (host), from Proto-Germanic *werduz. Cognate with Gothic 𐍅𐌰𐌹𐍂𐌳𐌿𐍃 (wairdus), Dutch waard,[1] and Swedish värd. The sense “caretaker; someone responsible”, which is found in compounds, developed from the sense of “host; innkeeper” due to the latter's responsibilities for his guests. However, in many cases this use is based on a backformation from Wirtschaft (economy), particularly in academic titles like Betriebswirt, Volkswirt.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /vɪʁt/, [vɪʁt], [vɪɐ̯t]
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

Wirt m (strong, genitive Wirtes or Wirts, plural Wirte, feminine Wirtin)

  1. pubkeeper; innkeeper
  2. (dated) host (someone who receives a guest)
    Synonym: Gastgeber
  3. (biology) host (animal infested with a pest)
  4. (only in compounds) agent; caretaker; someone responsible or knowledgeable

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Proper noun[edit]

Wirt m or f (proper noun, surname, masculine genitive Wirts or (with an article) Wirt, feminine genitive Wirt, plural Wirts)

  1. a surname

References[edit]

  1. ^ Friedrich Kluge (1989), “Wirt”, in Elmar Seebold, editor, Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache [Etymological Dictionary of the German Language] (in German), 22nd edition, Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, →ISBN

Further reading[edit]

  • Wirt” in Duden online
  • Wirt” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache