glänzen

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See also: glanzen

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German glenzen, from Old High German glanzen, from Proto-Germanic [Term?]. This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡlɛnt͡sn̩/
  • (file)

Verb[edit]

glänzen (weak, third-person singular present glänzt, past tense glänzte, past participle geglänzt, auxiliary haben)

  1. to shine, gleam, sparkle, glisten
    Das Gold glänzt in der Sonne.
    The gold shines bright in the sunshine.
  2. to be good

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Further reading[edit]

  • glänzen” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • glänzen” in Uni Leipzig: Wortschatz-Lexikon
  • glänzen” in Duden online

References[edit]

  • Kroonen, Guus (2013), “glintan-”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 11), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 181