Zeit

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See also: zéit and zèit

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German zīt, from Old High German zīt, from Proto-Germanic *tīdiz, from Proto-Indo-European *déh₂itis (time, period), from *deh₂y- (divide). Cognate with Low German Tiet, Tied, Dutch tijd, English tide, Danish tid. Also cognate, more distantly, with English time.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [tsaɪ̯t]
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  • Hyphenation: Zeit

Noun[edit]

Zeit f (genitive Zeit, plural Zeiten)

  1. time
  2. period, era (time in the past)
  3. stint (e.g. in the army)
  4. (grammar) tense

Declension[edit]

Hypernyms[edit]

Hyponyms[edit]

Hyponyms of Zeit

Derived terms[edit]

Derived adjectives and adverbs from Zeit
Derived nouns from Zeit

Proper noun[edit]

Zeit m or f (genitive Zeits)

  1. A surname​.

Further reading[edit]

  • Zeit in Duden online

Pennsylvania German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare German Zeit, Dutch tijd, English tide.

Noun[edit]

Zeit f (plural Zeide)

  1. time