Wirt

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German[edit]

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 Wirt on German Wikipedia

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Etymology[edit]

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 responsabilities 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 ‎(genitive Wirts or Wirtes, plural Wirte, feminine Wirtin)

  1. pubkeeper; innkeeper
  2. (dated) host (someone who receives a guest)
  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, f ‎(genitive Wirts)

  1. A surname​.

References[edit]

  1. ^ “Wirt” in: Friedrich Kluge, “Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache” , 22. Auflage, 1989, bearbeitet von Elmar Seebold, ISBN 3-11-006800-1

External links[edit]

  • Wirt in Duden online