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English

Etymology

from Middle English Ducch, from Middle Dutch dutsch, duutsc (modern Dutch Duitsch, compare Dutch Duits, dietsch), ultimately from Proto-Germanic *þeudiskoz (national, popular) (compare Old English þēodisc). Cognate with German Deutsch. See also Derrick, Teuton, Teutonic.

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Adjective

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Comparative
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Superlative
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  1. (obsolete) German.
  2. (archaic) Pertaining to the Dutch, the Germans, and the Goths; Germanic, Teutonic.
  3. Of or pertaining to the Netherlands, the Dutch people or the Dutch language.
  4. In a shared manner; of a shared expense.

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Singular
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Plural
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  1. The main language of the Netherlands and Flanders (i.e., the northern half of Belgium).
  2. The people from the Netherlands.
  3. (archaic) The main language of the Holy Roman Empire (Germany, Austria, Alsace, Luxembourg)
  4. (archaic) A German.

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