anstelle

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German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Etymology 1[edit]

an (in, at) +‎ Stelle (place, stead)

Preposition[edit]

anstelle

  1. instead of, in place of
    In bildlichen Darstellungen erscheint Tages mit zwei Schlangen anstelle seiner Beine.
    In graphic renderings Tages appears with two snakes instead of [his] legs.

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

anstelle

  1. inflection of anstellen:
    1. first-person singular dependent present
    2. first/third-person singular dependent subjunctive I

Further reading[edit]

  • anstelle” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • anstelle” in Uni Leipzig: Wortschatz-Lexikon