wichtig

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Dutch[edit]

Adjective[edit]

wichtig (comparative wichtiger, superlative wichtigst)

  1. (rare) important, significant, weighty
  2. (rare) of importance, of significance

Descendants[edit]

  • Negerhollands: wigtig

Further reading[edit]

wichtig - instituut voor de Nederlandse taal


German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the same root as Gewicht (weight), thus pertaining to wiegen (to weigh). See also gewichtig, a (formal or elevated) synonym of wichtig. Weight is often used as a metaphor for importance; compare German schwerwiegend (serious, grave), as well as English weighty, heavy.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (northern Germany) IPA(key): /ˈvɪçtɪç/
  • (Sachsen, Rheinland) IPA(key): /ˈvɪʃtɪʃ/
  • (southern Germany, Austria) IPA(key): /ˈvɪçtɪk/
    • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɪçtɪç

Adjective[edit]

wichtig (comparative wichtiger, superlative am wichtigsten)

  1. important, relevant, significant, weighty

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