ganz

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See also: Ganz

Alemannic German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German ganz (whole, sound, healthy, complete), from Proto-Germanic *gantaz (whole, healthy; all, complete). Cognate with German ganz. Linked to Indo-European root "qvant-" strong,swollen; cf ancient Greek "pās/pantós"

Pronoun[edit]

ganz

  1. (Gressoney) all, everything

References[edit]

  • “ganz” in Patuzzi, Umberto, ed., (2013) Ünsarne Börtar [Our Words], Luserna, Italy: Comitato unitario delle linguistiche storiche germaniche in Italia / Einheitskomitee der historischen deutschen Sprachinseln in Italien

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German ganz, from Old High German ganz (whole, sound, healthy, complete, fullstanding), from Proto-Germanic *gantaz (whole, sound), from Proto-Indo-European *gʷʰen- (to flourish, be full, swell, abound). Compare Dutch gans (borrowed from Old High German).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɡan(t)s/, [ɡants], [ɡans]
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ants
  • Homophone: Gans (except possibly in very careful speech)

Adjective[edit]

ganz (not comparable)

  1. entire; whole; complete
    Synonyms: gesamt, komplett
    Er hat ein ganzes Hähnchen gegessen.
    He ate a whole chicken.
    • 2010, Der Spiegel, issue 33/2010, page 83:
      Seit Ende Juli hat der Monsunregen die Flüsse in weiten Teilen Pakistans über die Ufer treten lassen und ganze Provinzen in Seen verwandelt
      Since end of July the monsoon rain has made the rivers overflow their banks in large parts of Pakistan and turned whole provinces into lakes.
  2. (informal) all (with definite article or determiner)
    Synonyms: all, alle
    Ich hab meine ganzen Freunde eingeladen.
    I’ve invited all my friends.
  3. (colloquial) whole; intact
    Synonyms: heil, intakt, unversehrt
    Ist die Tasse noch ganz?
    Is the cup still whole?
  4. (in certain combinations) true; real
    Synonyms: echt, wahr
    ein ganzer Kerl — “a true man” (implying masculinity, but also uprightness)
  5. (mathematics) integer (of a number)

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Adverb[edit]

ganz

  1. quite, rather
    Synonym: ziemlich
  2. very
    Synonym: sehr
  3. wholly, entirely, all
    Synonyms: komplett, völlig
    • 1903, Fanny zu Reventlow, Ellen Olestjerne, in Franziska Gräfin zu Reventlow: Gesammelte Werke, Albert Langen, page 580:
      Die Kirche war ganz leer, die Sonne leuchtete durch die Bogenfenster, und droben spielte jemand auf der Orgel.
      The church was entirely empty, the sun shone through the arched windows and up there someone played the organ.

Further reading[edit]

  • ganz in Duden online

Luxembourgish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

ganz (masculine ganzen, neuter ganzt, not comparable)

  1. entire, whole

Declension[edit]

Adverb[edit]

ganz

  1. wholly, entirely, totally
  2. very