weit

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Central Franconian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German (*)wīd, northern variant of wīt, from Proto-Germanic *wīdaz.

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Adjective[edit]

weit (masculine weide, feminine weit, comparative weider, superlative et weitste)

  1. (Moselle Franconian) far; wide; distant

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch weit, weet, from Old Dutch *weit, *wēt, from Proto-West Germanic *hwaitī, from Proto-Germanic *hwaitijaz, from *hwītaz (white).

Cognate with Low German Weten, West Frisian weet, German Weizen, English wheat.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

weit f (uncountable)

  1. (obsolete) wheat
    Synonym: tarwe

Descendants[edit]

  • Negerhollands: weit

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German wīt, from Old High German wīt, from Proto-Germanic *wīdaz. Compare Low German wied, Hunsrik weid, Dutch wijd, English wide, Danish vid.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

weit (strong nominative masculine singular weiter, comparative weiter, superlative am weitesten)

  1. wide
  2. large
    • 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 the end of July, the monsoon rain has made the rivers overflow their banks in large parts of Pakistan and turned whole provinces into lakes.
  3. far, distant (of the past or future)
    Der Roman spielt in der weiten Zukunft.
    The novel takes place in the far future.
  4. Denotes a certain point in time or in some process or schedule, or a certain stage of development.
    Es ist fast so weit, das Ritual durchzuführen.
    It's almost time to perform the ritual.
    Computer sind so weit fortgeschritten, dass sie Sprache verstehen.
    Computers have advanced enough to understand language.

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Adverb[edit]

weit

  1. far

Further reading[edit]

  • weit” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • weit” in Uni Leipzig: Wortschatz-Lexikon
  • weit” in Duden online
  • weit” in OpenThesaurus.de

Luxembourgish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From the inflected forms of Old High German *wīd, northern variant of wīt. Etymologically the same word as wäit (far), which is from the uninflected form.

Adjective[edit]

weit (masculine weiden, neuter weit, comparative méi weit or weider, superlative am weitsten)

  1. wide; not narrow

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

weit

  1. inflection of weien:
    1. third-person singular simple present
    2. second-person plural simple present
    3. second-person plural imperative

Pennsylvania German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German wīt, from Old High German wīt. Compare German weit, Dutch wijd, English wide.

Adjective[edit]

weit

  1. far
  2. wide
  3. long