deutsch

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German[edit]

The inscription dem deutschen Volke ("to the German people") on the Reichstag.

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German diutisch, diutsch, tiutsch, tiusch, from Old High German diutisk, diutisc (popular, vernacular), from Proto-West Germanic *þiudisk, from Proto-Germanic *þiudiskaz (of the people, popular), an adjective from Proto-Germanic *þeudō (people) (compare Old English þeod), from Proto-Indo-European *tewtéh₂. Compare Dutch Duits, Low German düütsch, Icelandic þjóð. See also Dutch.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /dɔʏ̯tʃ/
  • (file)
  • (file)

Adjective[edit]

deutsch (comparative deutscher, superlative am deutschesten)

  1. German (of or pertaining to the German people)
    Meine Mutter ist deutscher Herkunft, aber mein Vater ist Schwede.
    My mother is of German origin but my father is a Swede.
  2. German (of or pertaining to Germany)
    der deutsche Außenministerdas deutsche Patentamt
    the German foreign ministerthe German patent office
  3. German (of or pertaining to the German language)
    einige deutsche Wörter
    a few German words

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Descendants[edit]

  • Chinese: 德意志
  • Japanese: ドイツ (Doitsu)
    Korean: 독일 (Dogil)
  • Lojban: dotco

Further reading[edit]

  • deutsch in Duden online
  • deutsch in Kluge's Etymological Dictionary of the German Language, 1891