Alphabet: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
L'art pour l'art  
l'art pour 'art, art for art's sake
L-Ausdruck m
Phil: L-expression
L-falsch  
Phil: L-false (Carnap)
L-Semantik f
Phil: L-semantics (Ian)
L-Struktur f
Phil: L-structure (Ian)
L-wahr  
Phil: L-true (Carnap)
abbr
Lexikon der Ägyptologie. W. Helk, et al., eds. Wiesbaden
labial adj
labial
Labialisierung f
labialization
Labiallaut m (-e)
labial sound
labil  
unstable
Labyrinth n
labyrinth
lächeln  
to smile
Lachen n
laughter; laughing; laugh
lächerlich adj
laughable; ridiculous; droll; comical
Lächerliche n
the ridiculous
lacuna
Lat: an omission, gap
Lade f (-n)
Ark (of the Covenant); chest, box; drawer; case
laden vi
to load, lade; auf sich l. - to bring down upon oneself, to incur; ein Verbrechen auf sich l. - to commit a crime
lädieren
to damage
Laetare m
Laetare (the fourth Sunday in Lent)
Lage f (-n)
situation; location; po­sition; state, condi­tion; fate, lot; circumstances
Lageplan m (-"e)
Archaeol: site plan
Lagerfläche f (-n)
Archaeol: supporting surface
Lagerplatz m (-"e)
(camp)site, resting place; stage of the journey; storage place/ space
Lagerstätte f
Archaeol: mineral deposit
Lagerung f
Archaeol: stratification, bedding; diskordante L. - unconformity; söhlige L. - horizontal or undisturbed stratification
lahm
lame; paralyzed; crippled; week
Lahme m (-n)
lame (person)
lähmen  
to paralyze; to lame; to hamstring
Lahmheit f
lameness
Lähmung f (-en)
lameness, paralysis, palsy
Laib m (-e)
loaf
Laie m (-n)
layman, layperson; novice; amateur; (pl): laity
Laienaltar (-"e)
rood altar
Laienapostolat n
lay apostolate; participation of lay workers in church work
Laienbeichte f
lay confession
Laienbewegung f
lay movement
Laienbruder m (-")
lay brother
Laienbühne f (-n)
amateur theater or play
Laiengemeinde f (-n)
lay-church
Laiengemeinschaft f
lay community
Laiengericht n (-e)
lay court
Laiengüter n
temporalities
laienhaft adj
lay; belonging to the laity; uninitiated; amateur; unprofessional
Laienhaftigkeit f
amateurishness, lack of professionalism
Laienhelfer m (-)
lay, church worker
Laieninvestitur f
investitur of lay members/worker
Laienkelch m (-e)
the offering of the chalice to the laity
Laienkreis f (-e)
circle of laymen
Laienkunst  
amateur play
Laienmaler m (-)
naive painter; amateur
Laienpatronat n (-)
lay patronage
Laienprediger m (-)
lay preacher
Laienpredigt f (-en)
lay sermon
Laienpriester m (-)
lay priest; lay reader
Laienpublikum n
general public, lay public
Laienquelle f (-n)
lay source
Laienschule f (-n)
lay school
Laienschwester f (-n)
lay sister
Laienspiel n (-e)
play for amateurs
Laienstand m
laity; lay status; laymen; laymanship
Laientheologie f (-en)
lay theology
Laientum n
lay status, laity
Laienvolk n
laity
Laienwelt f
laity, laymen
Laiin f (-ien)
lay woman
Laissez-faire n
laissez-faire
Laizismus m
laicism
lallen  
to stammer; to babble; to speak
Lallwort n (-"er)
baby word
Lama m
Buddhism: lama; Buddist priest; Dalai L. - Dalay of Grand L. 
Lamaismus m
Lamaism
Lamarckismus m
Lamarck(ian)ism
Lambda-Abstraktion f
Phil: tambda-abstraction
lamentabel  adj
lamentable; deplorable
Lamentation f (-en)
lamentation, lament
Lamentationen  
(the Book of) Lamentations (of Jeremiah)
lamentieren  
to lament; to wail
Lamento n (-s)
loud lamentation
Lamm n (-"er)
lamb ; das Lamm Gottes - Lamb of God, holy lamb
lammartig  adj
lamb-like
Lammesgeduld f
patience of Job
Lammfell n (-e)
lamb-skin
lammfromm  
gentle as a lamb
lammherzig  
gentle as a lamb
Lammsgeduld f
saintlike patience; patience of Job
Lampe f (-n)
lamp
Lampenfieber n
stage fight
Land n (-"er)
land, country; region, realm, territory; state; province; ground; earth; soil, arable land; ground; über L. - overland; zu L. und zu Wasser - by land and by sea; das gelobte L. - the promised land; das L. der Verheißung - the promised land; L. der Wahrheit - land of truth (Kant)
Land-Ethik f
land ethics
Landadel m
landowner, nobility
Landarbeiter m (-)
agricultural laborer, farm hand
Landateil m (-e)
allotment (of land)
Landbesitz m (-e)
possession or ownership of land; land, (landed or freehold) property
Landbevölkerung f
rural population
Landbezirk m
rural district
Landeigentum n
landed property, real estate
landen  
to land; to touch down, to go or set on shore, disembark; to bring down
Landenge f
isthmus
Ländereien f
landed estate; landed property; real estate
Landesbischof m (-"e)
bishope of a regional church
Landesgebiet (-e)
territory, realm
Landesgeschichte f
regional history
Landesgesetz n
law of the land
Landeshauptstadt f (-"e)
capital
Landesherr m (-en)
ruler, sovereign
Landesherrschaft f
sovereignty; the crown
Landeshoheit f
sovereignty
Landeshymne f
national anthem
Landeskirche f (-n)
established church, national church
Landeskirchentum m
state churchdom
landeskirchlich adj, adv
of the state church
Landeskunde f
regional geography, scientific knowledge and presentation of one's own
landeskundig  
having a knowledge of the country
Landesmutter  
sovereign princess or queen
Landesobrigkeit  
supreme authority (of a government), government
Landesregierung f (-en)
central government
Landessitte f (-n)
national custom
Landessprache f (-n)
national language
Landessynode f (-n)
regional synod
Landesteil m
section (of a country)
Landestrauer f
public mourning
landesüblich  adj
customary in a country, national
Landesvater m (-"er)
sovereign (ruler)
Landesverrat m
high treason
Landesverräter m (-)
traitor
Landesverwaltung  
administrator (of the country)
Landesverweisung f
exile, banishment
Landesverwiesene m (-en)
the exile
Landeswappen n (-)
coat of arms of a country
Landeswohl n
national welfare
Landfestung  
inland fortress
Landflucht f
migration of people from rural communities to the cities; depopulation of rural areas
Landflüchtig  
fugitive; L. werden - to flee one's country
Landfolge f
rotation of fields
Landfrau f (-en)
country woman
landfremd  
foreign; unknown
Landfriede m
public peace; the king's peace
Landfrieden  
public peace
Landgabe f
gift of the land
Landgeistliche m (-n)
country clergyman
Landgeistlicher m (-chen)
country-clergyman
Landgemeinde f (-n)
country parish; village community; rural community
Landgericht n (-)
regional superior court
Landgewinnung f
land reclamation by drainage (of a flooded area)
Landgraf m (-en)
land grave
Landgräfin f (-nnen)
landgravin
Landgrenze f
inland boundary
Landgut n
(country) estate, manor
Landhaus n (-"er)
country house
Landjunker m (-)
country-squire
Landk. abr
Landkarte - map
Landkarte f (-n)
map
Landkirche f (-n)
country church; village church
Landkreis m (-e)
rural district or county
Landleben n
country life, rural life
Landleute  f, pl
country people; peasant farmers
ländlich  adj
rural; country-like; rustic; l. Bezirk - rural district
Ländlichkeit  
ruralness, rusticity
Landmann m (-leute)
countryman, farmer, peasant
Landmesser n (-)
surveyor
Landnahme  f
 taking/conquering of a land (by group or tribe)
Landpastor m (-en)
country person
Landpfarre f (-n)
country parsonage
Landpfarrer f (-en)
country person
Landpfleger m (-)
Bibl: governor, prefect
Landplage f (-n)
scourge; calamity
Landrecht n
provincial law or jurisdiction
Landreform f (-en)
agrarian reform, land reform
Landregen m
continuous gentle rain, drizzle
Landrücken m
ridge of hills or mountains, swell
Landschaft f (-en)
landscape, scenery; district, region
landschaftlich adj
provincial, regional; scenic
Landschaftskunde f
research into man-made landscape types, study of generic regional geography, geography of vegetation and or climatic regions
Landschaftsname m (-n)
name (of a regional area)
Landschaftstypus m (-pen)
type of landscape
Landschule f (-n)
village or country school
Landseuche f
epidemy, epidemical disease
Landsitz m (-e)
county-seat; villa, estate
Landsknecht  
lansquenet; (hired) feat-soldier; Mod: mercenary
Landsknechtslied n (-er)
lansquenet-song
Landsleute  
compatriots
Landsmann m (-sleute)
compatriot; (fellow) countryman
Landsmannschaft f (-en)
(pl) countrymen
landständisch  
relating to the states of a country
Landsteuer f (-n)
land-tax
Landstraße f (-n)
highroad, main road, highway
Landstreicher m (-)
tramp, vagabond, vagrant
Landstrich m
region; tract, district
landumschlossen pp
landlocked
Landung f (-en)
landing, descent
Landungsstelle f
landing place
Landverkehr m
land traffic
Landvermessung f
land survey
Landverteilung f
distribution of land
Landverteilungsplan m (-"e)
plan for the allocation of the land
Landvogt m (-"e)
Hist: provincial governor
Landvolk n
country people; peasantry
Landweg m (-e)
country road; overland route
Landwirt m (-e)
farmer
lang adj, adv, prep
long; high; tall; lengthy; prolonged; lofty; for; during; a long time/while; by far; seit langem - for a long time
langatmig  adj
long winded
Langbau m (-ten)
longitudinal-plan building (building with emphasis on the longitudinal axis)
Länge f (-n)
length; size; duration; longitude; L. und Breite - geographical coordinates; gleiche L. der Noten - uniform length of the notes; klingende L. - speaking length; schwingende L. - vibrating length
langen  
to be sufficient, suffice; to reach
langersehnt  adj
long-desired, long-hoped-for
langerwünscht  adj
long-desired, long-hoped-for
Langeweile f
tediousness, tedium, boredom, ennui
langfristig adj
long-term
Langhaus n (-"er)
nave and side aisles
langj. abr
langjährig
langjährig  adj
of many years; of long standing
langlebig  adj
long-lived
Langlebigkeit f
longevity
länglich  adj
oblong
Langmut f
long-suffering; patience; forbear­ance
langmütig adj
long-suffering; patient; forbearing
langobardisch adj
Lombardic
Längsachse f (-n)
longitudinal axis
langsam adj, adv
slow(ly); dull; tardy
Langsamkeit f
slowness; tardiness; dullness
Langschiff n (-e)
nave
Längsfuge f (-n)
longitudinal joint
längsrechteckig  
oblong
Längsschnitt m (-e)
longitudinal section
längst adv
superalative of Lang - longest; long ago; a long while; long since; by far
längstens  
the latest, longest or furthest
Langvokal m (-e)
long vowel
langweilig  
boring, dull
langwierig  
lengthy, protracted, tedious, chronic
Langzeitgedächtnis n
long-term memory
Langzeitperspektive f
long-term view
Langzeitrisiko n
long-term risk
Langzeitstudie f
long-range study
Langzeitwirkung f
long-term effect
Lanze f (-n)
lance, spear
Lanzenträger m (-)
lance-bearer, lancer, spearman
Lao-Tse  
Lao-tzu, Lao-tse
Laod abr
Laodizener-Brief
Laodicea n
Laodicea
Laodizea n
Laodicea
Laodizener m (-)
Laodicean
Laplacescher Dämon m
Laplace's demon, Laplacean demon
Lappalie f (-n)
trifle, bagatelle
Läppchen n (-)
lobe, lap
Lappen  
 
Lappenhenkel m (-)
folded ledge handle
läppisch  adj
silly; foolish; trifling
lapsus
Lat: fall, lapse; lapsus memoriae - lapse or failure of memory
Lärche f (-n)
larch-fir
Lärm m
noise, din, uproar, row, bustle, alarm, fuss
lärmen  
to make a noise or an uproar
lärmerfüllt  
tumultuous
LÄS abbr
Leipziger ägyptische Studien. Glückstadt, u.a.
LäS abbr
Leipziger ägyptische Studien. Glückstadt, u.a.
lasieren  
to glaze, to apply a transparent coating
Lasierung f (-en)
glaze
LASLK abbr
Leben und ausgewählte Schriften der Väter und Begründer der reformierten Kirche. Eberfeld
Lassalleanismus m
Lassalleanism
lassen vi
to let (go); to allow, permit; to cause, make, have something done; to leave; to abandon, relinquish; to suit; to look, appear; e­rkennen l. - to show 
lässig  
inactive, indolent, sluggish, lazy, idle; negligent, careless
Lässigkeit f
inactivity
Lässlichkeit f (-en)
veniality
Last f (-en)
weight, load, burden; freight, cargo, tonnage; charge, tax; trouble
lastbar  
capable of bearing a burden; lastbare Tiere - beasts of burden
lasten  
to weigh
Laster n (-)
vice
Lästerei f (-en)
faultfinding; malicious gossip
Lästerer m (-)
blasphemer; slanderer; faultfinder, scandalmonger, calumniator
lasterhaft  
wicked, depraved, malicious, dissolute
Lasterhaftigkeit f
vice depravity; viciousness
Lasterhöhle n (-)
den of vice
Lästerin f (-nen)
blasphemer; slanderer; faultfinder, scandalmonger, calumniator
Lasterkatalog m (-e)
catalog of vices, vice list, ethical list; (also called a Tugendkatalog; a list in literary form of vices or virtues presented for exhortational purposes, e.g. Mt 15:19, Gal 5:19-21, etc)
Lasterleben n (-)
wicked life, life of vice
lästerlich  
slanderous, blasphemous; disgraceful, shameful, abominable, scandalous
Lästerlichkeit f
blasphemy; profanity; abusiveness
Lästermaul n (-"er)
malicious tongue; malicious gossip; scandalmonger; faultfinder
lästern  
to blaspheme; to slander, defame; to revile
Lästerrede f (-n)
blasphemy; contemptible things
Lästerschrift f (-en)
blasphemous writing; libel, lampoon
Lästersucht f
love of gossip or scandal
Lästerung f (-en)
slander; calumny; reveling, abuse; blasphemy
Lästerwort n (-e)
blasphemous word
Lästerzunge  f (-n)
calumniator, slanderer; blasphemer
lästig  
annoying, burdensome, troublesome, tedious
Lästigkeit f
annoyance, irksomeness, inconvenience
Laststein m
immovable rock, burdensome stone
Lasttier n (-e)
beast of burden, donkey
Lasur f (-en)
glaze (printing)
läßlich  
venial, pardonable; loosely; l. Sünde - venial sin
läßliche Sünde f
venial sin
Laßsünde f (-n)
venial sin
lat. abr
lateinisch - Latin; latent; lateral; latinus
Lat. abr
Latein; Lateran
Lätare m
Laetare Sunday (fourth Sunday in Lent)
Latein n
Latin
Lateinamerika n
Latin America
lateinamerikanisch adj
Latin American
Lateinamrikaner m (-)
Latin American
Lateiner m (-)
Latinist, latin scholar
lateinisch
Latin; lateinisches Kreuz - Latin cross
Lateinische n
Latin
Lateinschrift f
Latin alphabet, Roman alphabet, Latin letters, Roman letters
Lateinschule f (-n)
Latin school
latent  
latent
Latenz f
latency
Latenzperiode f
latency period
Latenzphase f
latency period or stage or phase
Lateral  
lateral
Lateran m
Lateran
Lateranbasilika f
Lateran Basilica
lateranisch  
Lateran
Laterankirche f
Lateran Church
Laterankonzil m
Lateran Council
Lateranverträge  
the Lateran Treaties
Laterne f (-n)
lantern
Latifundienwirtschaft f
latifundian agriculture
Latin n
Latin
latin. abr
latinisiert
latinis. abr
latinisierend
latinisieren  
to latinize, to romanize
Latinisierung f
Latin form
Latinismus m
latinism
Latinist m (-en)
Latinist, Latin Scholar
Latinistik f
study of Latin language and literature
Latinität f
latinity
Latinum n
kleine L. - the intermediate Latin proficiency examination; große L. - the advance Latin proficiency examination
Latitudinarier m (-)
latitudinarian
Latitudinarismus m
latitudinarianism
Latreia
from Gr latria: see latria
latreutisch  
latreutical
Latria
Gr: service, worship (do only to God and Christ as the sun of God, not Mary and the saints)
Latrie f
latria
Latte f (-n)
slat, thin board
lau  
lukewarm; mild (of weather); halfhearted, indifferent
Laub n
foliage, greenery; (green) leaves
Laube f (-n)
arcade; loggia; arbor
Laubengang m (-"e)
covered walk, pergola, arcade
Laubgewinde n (-)
garland
Laubhütte f (-n)
tabernacle; bower
Laubhüttenfest
feast of tabernacles
Laubwald m (-"er)
deciduous forest, hardwood forest
Laubwerk n (-e)
leaf work, foliage
Lauch m (-e)
leek
laudamus  
Lat: we glorify
Laudatio f
laudation, laudatory speech; eulogy
Lauer f
ambush; auf der L. sein or biegen - to lie in wait
Lauf m (-"e)
course; operation; flow; race; motion; action; circulation; path; progress; movement, pace
laufen vi
to run; to walk; to flow; to move; to run down; to run out; to pass; to be in circulation; laufend - run­ning; current
laufend pr p
present, current
Läufer m (-)
runner, racer; messenger; footman
Laufzeit f (-en)
playing time, running time, duration
Lauge f (-n)
leach, lye
Lauheit f
half-heartedness
Laune f (-n)
(frame of mind); humor; temper; moody; caprice; whim
launenhaft  
moody; changeable; capricious
Launenhaftigkeit f
moodiness, capriciousness; waywardness
launisch  
bad-temperd; moody
Laus f (-"e)
bill
lauschen  
to listen (attentively); andächtig lauschen - to listen devoutly
Lauscher m (-)
eavesdropper, listener
Laus Deo
Lat: praise be to God
laut adj, adv
loud, noisy; public; aloud; l. werden - to become loud, noisy; to become known
Laut m (-e)
sound; speech sound; Laut erzeugen - to phonate; to produce sound
Laute f (-)
lute; die L. schlagen or spielen - to play (on) the lute
lauten
to sound; to read, run, say (of a pas­sage); to be
läuten  
to chime; to ring, to peal, to toll
Lautenist m (-en)
lutenist, lutanist
Lautensaite f (-n)
lute string
Lautenschläger m (-)
lute player, lutenist
Lautenspieler m (-)
lute player, lutenist, lutanist
Lautentsprechung f
sound correspondence
Lautentwicklung f
sound development
lauter  
clear; unmixed, pure, undefiled, unalloyed; true, candid, genuine, honest, unvarnished; pure and simple, nothing but, only, mere, sheer, downright, rank
Läuterfeuer n
purifying fire; purgatory fire
Lauterkeit f
purity, clearness; uprightness, integrity, sincerity
Lauterkennung f
sound recognition
läutern  
to purify; to refine, to clear; to clarify, to strain; to rectify
Lautersetzung f
sound substitution
Läuterung f
refining, clarification; purification, rectification
Lauterzeugung f
phonation
Lautfrequenz f
sound frequency
Lautgesetz n (-e)
phonetic law, sound law
Lauthervorbringung f
phonation
Lauthöhe f (-n)
sound pitch
Lautkette f (-n)
Ling: sound chain
Lautklassifizierung f (-en)
sound classification
Lautkombination f (-en)
sound combination
Lautlehre f
phonetics
lautlich  
phonic, vocal
lautlos  
silent
lautmal. abr
lautmalend
Lautmalerei f
Ling: onomatopoeia, imitation of sound, echoism
Lautnachahmung f (-en)
sound imitation
Lautqualität f
sound quality
Lautschrift f
phonetic script, phonetic transcription
Lautschwund m
sound disappearance
Lautsignal n (-e)
sound signal
Lautspaltung f (-en)
sound split
Lautsprache f (-n)
Ling: articulated language
Lautstärke f
volume or intensity (of sound); equivalent, loudness level; sound level
Lautstruktur f
Ling: sound structure
Lautsubstitution f
Ling: sound substitution
Lautsymbolik f
sound symbolic
Lautsymbolismus m
Ling: sound symbolism
Lautsystem n (-e)
sound system
Lauttafel f
sound chart
Lautübertragung f
sound transmission
Lautverschiebung f (-en)
Ling: consonant shift; sound shift
Lautversetzung f (-en)
metathesis
Lautwahrnehmung f
sound perception
Lautwandel m
Ling: sound change
Lautwechsel m
Ling: sound change
Lautwelle f (-n)
sound wave
Lautwiederholung f (-en)
sound repetition
lauwarm  
lukewarm, tepid
Lavabo n
lavabo, lavatory
Lavendelöl n
oil of lavender
lavieren  
to wash (a painting)
Lavieren n (-)
wash
Law-and-Order-Rationalismus m
law-and-order rationalism (Feyerabend)
Lawine f (-n)
avalanche (of ideas, problems, etc.)
lax  
lax, loose; l. Moral - easy morals; l. Sitten - loose living
Laxheit f
laxity, looseness
Laxismus m
laxism
Layout  
Engl: lay out
Lazarus m
Lazarus
Lber. abr
Literaturbericht
LBibl. abr
Landesbibliothek
LBl. abr
Literaturblatt
LBS abbr
Library of Biblical Studies. New York
l.c. abr
Lat: loco citato  am angeführten Ort
LC abbr
Living Church. Milwaukee, Wis., u.a.
LCI abbr
Lexikon der christlichen Ikonographie. Freiburg, Breisgau
LCQ abbr
Lutheran Church Quarterly. Gettysburg, Pa.
LCR abbr
Lutheran Church Review. Philadelphia, Pa.
LCT abbr
Library of Contemporary Theology. London
LCTh abbr
Library of Contemporary Theology. London
LCW abbr
Lutheran Churches of the World. Geneva
LdBi abbr
Im Lande der Bibel. Leipzig
Ldk. abr
Landkarte(n)
Leben n (-)
life; existence; being; activity; biography; L. nach dem Tod - life after death, after-life; oberstes Ziel des Lebens - ultimate end of life, highest goal in life
leben
to live (on); to exist; to be alive; to dwell
Leben-Jesu-Forschung f
research into the life of Jesus Christ, Life of Jesus research
Leben als Kampf n
life as struggle (Darwin)
Lebenbetrachtung f
reflection of life
lebend pr p
animate, live
Leben des Geistes n
life of the mind
lebende und tote Materie f
living and dead matter; animate and inanimate matter
lebendig
(a)live; lively, vivid; active; vivacious
Lebendige  n
 living being (Hegel)
Lebendigkeit  f
 vitality
lebendigmachend pr p, adj
vivifying, enlivenin; lebendigmachende Gnade - quickening grace
Leben Gottes n
the life of God
Leben im Modus der Eigentlichkeit  
life in the mode of authenticity (Heidegger)
Lebensabend m
decline of life, old age; den L. beschließen - to bring one's life to a close
Lebensabschnitt m (-e)
stage of someone's life, chapter of someone's life
Lebensader f
(fig) life line
Lebensaktivität f (-en)
life-activity
Lebensalltag m
everyday life, (a person's) life
Lebensalter n
age (of man); periode of life; phase of life;
Lebensangst f (-"e)
angst; fear of life; fear in life; existential dread
Lebensanschauung f (-en)
philosophy, view, or conception of life, life view; outlook on life
Lebensanspruch m (-"e)
basic requirement (of life); material demand or requirement
Lebensart f (-en)
manner, mode, or way of living or life; behavior, manner
Lebensauffassung  
(one's) view or philosophy of life
Lebensaufgabe f (-n)
mission, aim in life; life task or work
Lebensäußerung f (-en)
manifestation of living; expression of life
Lebensbahn f
life's path, life's course
Lebensbaum m
Tree of Life
Lebensbedarf m (-dürfnisse)
necessities of life, (basic) wants, needs, requirements (of life)
Lebensbedingung f (-en)
condition essential for life; condition of vital importance
lebensbedrohend pr p
life threatening
Lebensbedürfnis n (-sse)
necessities of life, (basic) wants, needs, requirements (of life)
Lebensbeendigung f
termination of life
Lebensbeichte f
confession (of one's past life)
lebensbejahend  adj
life affirm; optimist, virile
Lebensbejahung f
affirmation or acceptance of life; positive attitude of life
Lebensberechtigung f
right to live or exist
Lebensbereich m (-e)
aspect of life; domain or sphere of life
Lebensbeschreibung f (-en)
biography; description of a life; autobiography
lebensbestimmend pr p, adj
life-conditioning
Lebensbewältigung f
mastering life, to cope with life
Lebensbewegung f (-en)
life's movement
Lebensbewertung f
evaluation of life
Lebensbezug m
affinity to life
Lebensbild n (-er)
short biography; sketch of a person's life
Lebensbrot n
bread of life
Lebensbrunnen m
Myth: fountain of life
Lebensbuch n (sg)
book of life (in the book of Revelation)
Lebenschance f (-n)
chance to survive
Lebensdauer f
duration of life, lifespan, lifetime
Lebensdrang m
desire or urge to enjoy life; vital instinct; desire to live
lebensecht adj
realistic (portrayal, etc.) true to life, lifelike
Lebenseinheit f (-en)
unity of life, life-unity
Lebenseinstellung f (-en)
attitude to life, outlook on life; philosophy, view, or conception of life
Lebensekel m
existential nausea, aversion to life, life-sickness
Lebensende n
end of life; bis an das L. - to the end of days
Lebensentscheidung f (-en)
decisions about life
Lebenserfahrung f
experience of life
Lebenserfüllung f
fulfilment of life
lebenserhaltende adj
life-sustaining; life-preserving
Lebenserhaltung f
preservation of life
Lebenserrinerungen  
Lit: memoirs
Lebenserwartung f (-en)
life expectancy, expectation of life
Lebensfaden f (-")
thread of life; fatal thread; L. abschneiden - to kill (a person); to deprive (a person) of life
lebensfähig  adj
viable; capable or able to live or survive, capable or able of life or living; fit for life
Lebensfähigkeit f
viability; capability of living or survival
Lebensfeindlichkeit f
hostility of life
lebensfördernd adj
life-advancing; conducive to life
Lebensform f (-en)
form of life, lifestyle
Lebensfrage f (-n)
bacic or fundamental question of life; vital or crucial question (of life); question or matter of life and death, life-and-death question
lebensfremd  adj
unfitted for life; removed from everyday life; alienated from life, estranged from life; unpractical
Lebensfreude f (-n)
joy of life; joy of living
lebensfreudig  adj
lighthearted, vivacious
lebensfroh adj
happy, joyful, full of joy of living
Lebensführung f (-en)
manner or mode of life, way or conduct of life; style of living
Lebensfülle f
plenitude of life
Lebensfunke m
sign of life; life or vital function
Lebensfürst m
Prince of life
Lebensgabe f
gift of life
Lebensgefahr f (-en)
danger of life
lebensgefährlich adj
perilous, highly dangerous
Lebensgefährte m (-n)
life's companion, partner for life; husband, wife
Lebensgefährtin f (-nen)
life's companion, partner for life; husband, wife
Lebensgefühl n (-e)
awareness of life; vital consciousness; sense or feeling of life or living
Lebensgeist m (-er)
joy of living, zest (for life); (vital) spirit, soul; (pl) vitalities
Lebensgemeinschaft f
community of life; long-term relationship; symbiosis
Lebensgenuß m
enjoyment or pleasure of life; comfort
Lebensgeschichte f (-n)
biography, life history
Lebensgewohnheit f (-en)
lifelong habit
Lebensglück n
happiness in life
lebensgroß  adj
life-size(d)
Lebensgrundlage f (-n)
basis of existence; life basis; subsistence
Lebensgrundsatz m (-"e)
fundamental principle (of life), ethos
Lebenshaltung f
outlook (on life), life-attitude, attitude; lifestyle; standard of living or life; philosophische L. - philosophical outlook (on life)
Lebenshaltungskosten  
(pl) cost of living
Lebenshauch m
Poet: breath of life, life breath
Lebenshilfe f
help with (a person's) life's problems
Lebenshoffnung f
hope of life
Lebenshorizont m
life horizon
Lebenshunger m
thirst for life; lust for life
Lebensideal n (-e)
ideal for life
Lebensinhalt m
purpose or meaning in life; interest in life; life content
Lebensinteressen
(pl) vital or life interest
Lebensjahr n (-e)
year of (one's) life
Lebenskampf m (-"e)
battle with life; struggle for existence
Lebenskategorien  
(pl) life categories
Lebenskenner m (-)
man of the world
lebensklug  adj
wise, worldly wise
Lebensklugkeit f
wisdom; worldly wisdom; sophistication
Lebenskraft f (-"e)
vital energy or strength; vital force; life-force; strength to live
Lebenskraut n (-"er)
Myth: magic herb believed to restore life
Lebenskreis m
surroundings; sphere of existence, world, the whole course of one's life
Lebenskriterien  
(pl) criteria of life, life criteria
Lebenskunst f
art of living
Lebensküstler m (-)
happy-go-lucky
Lebenslage f (-n)
position of life; situation in life, life situation
lebenslang  adj
lifelong; for life
lebenslänglich  
for life, life, all one's life
Lebenslauf m (-"fe)
course of life; curriculum vitae; personal record
Lebenslehre f
biology, precept or rule of life; experience of life
Lebenslüge f
life-lie, living-lie
Lebenslust f
exhilaration, high spirits; vivacity; lust or zest for life
lebenslustig  adj
cheerful, high-spirited; full of spirits
Lebensmark n
vital strength, lifeblood; inmost life
lebensmüde adj
weary or tired of living or life; dispirited, dejected, disconsolate, depressed, despondent
Lebensmüdigkeit f
tiredness or weariness of life; world-weariness
Lebensmut m
optimism toward life, faith in life; exhilaration, high spirits, energy
lebensnah  adj
realistic, true of life, near to life
Lebensnetz n
web of life
Lebensnot f
crucial affliction or plight
Lebensnotdurft f
(bare) necessities of life
lebensnotwendig adj
vital, essential
Lebensnotwendigkeiten  
(pl) necessities of life; vital necessities
Lebensodem m
breath (of life)
Lebensordnung f
way or order of life; kirchliche L. - regulations governing the administration of the German Protestant Church
Lebenspartner m (-)
spouse, partner in life
Lebenspfad m
path of life
Lebensphilosophie f (-n)
life-philosophy; (practical) view or philosophy of life
Lebensplan m
plan of life
Lebenspraxis f
(life) experience; real life; life-practice
Lebensprinzip n (-en)
principle of life
Lebensqualität f
quality of life, life quality
Lebensquell m
fount of life
Lebensrad n
wheel of life
Lebensrätsel n (-)
riddle of life
Lebensraum m (-"e)
environment, living space, milieu; habitat; lebensraum
Lebensrecht n
right to live, legitimacy
Lebensregel f (-n)
rule of life
Lebensretter m (-)
lifesaver; redeemer (Christ)
lebenssatt  adj
full of year; tired of life
Lebensschicksal n (-e)
lot, fate
Lebensschwungkraft f
elan vital
Lebenssicherheit f (-en)
security in life
Lebenssinn m
meaning of life
Lebenssituation f (-en)
life situation, situation in life
Lebenssphäre f
sphere of life
Lebensstandard m
standard of living, living standard
Lebenssteigerung f
intensification of life (Nietzsche)
Lebensstellung f (-en)
position, social status; life or permanent position; tenure
Lebensstil m (-e)
life-style, style of living
Lebensstrafe f
capital punishment
Lebenstechnik f
technique of living
Lebenstrieb m
libido, vital instinct; life instinct (Freud)
Lebenströstung f
consolation in life
Lebenstüchtigkeit f
fitness (for life); ability to cope with life
lebensüberdrüssig  adj
weary of life
Lebensüberdruß m
weariness of life; tedium of life; world-weariness; melancholia
Lebensumstand m (-"e)
situation of life; environment, surroundings
Lebensumweit f
Phil: surrounding life-world
Lebensunfähigkeit f
unfitness for life
Lebensunterhalt m
livelihood, living; subsistence
lebensuntüchtig adj
impractical; not very capable or unable to cope with life; unfit for life
Lebensverhältnisse pl
living conditions, conditions of life
lebensverlängernd  
life-extending or prolonging
Lebensverlängerung f
extension or prolongation of life, life extension
Lebensverlauf m
course of the human life
lebensverneinend  adj
negating (life); life-denying (Nietzsche, Schopenhauer, etc)
Lebensverneinung f
negation of life
Lebenswandel m
conduct, life
Lebenswasser n
living water, water of life
Lebensweg m (-e)
path through life; course of life
Lebensweise f (-n)
manner or way of life or living; habits
Lebensweisheit f
practical or worldy wisdom; wisdom; words of worldly wisdom
lebensweitliches Apriori n
lifeworld a priori
Lebenswelt f
lifeworld, lebenswelt
Lebenswerk n (-e)
life or life's work
Lebenswert m (-e)
value of life
lebenswert adj
worth living
lebenswichtig adj
vital; essential
Lebenswille m
will to live
Lebenswirklichkeit f
reality of life
Lebenswissenschaften  pl
the life sciences
Lebenszeichen n (-)
sign of life
Lebenszeit f (-en)
lifetime; age
Lebensziel n (-e)
object, aim, goal, purpose, or end in life; oberstes Lebensziel - (the) ultimate aim, goal, purpose, or end in life
Lebenszwiespalt m
inner conflict
Leber f (-n)
liver
Lebesreformbewegung f
life-reform movement
Lebewesen n (-)
living being, creature; living think, organism
Lebewohl  n
farewell
lebhaft adj
lively; vivid; vivacious; spirited; bright; active; brilliant
Lebhaftigkeit f
liveliness, vivacity, gaiety
leblos  adj
lifeless; inanimate; dead; unconscious; dull (report, story, etc)
Leblosigkeit
lifelessness; inanimation, inanimateness; unconsciousness; dullness; flatness
Lebtag m
archaic: life; sein L. - in all his life
Lebzeiten pl
life, lifetime (zu - in, during), as long as (he, she, etc) lives or lived, is or was alive
LebZeug abbr
Lebendiges Zeugnis. Paderborn
lechzen  
 to thirst (nach - for); to pant (nach - after); to yearn or long (nach - for) 
lecken  
to lick; to lament (flame)
lecker  adj
delicious, tasty
Leckerbissen m (-)
delicacy; choice morsel
led. abr
 ledig; lediglich
Leder n (-)
leather; skin; leather apron
Lederband m (-"e)
binding in calf
Ledereinband m (-"e)
binding in calf
Ledergurt m (-en)
leather belt
lederhart  adj
leather-hard
Ledermosaik n (-en)
leather mosaic, (decoration made of several pieces of leather, especially in bookbinding)
ledern  adj
(of) leather; leathery; leather
Lederpolster n (-)
leather cushion used while engraving
Lederriemen m (-)
leather belt; leather strap
Lederschnitt m (-e)
decorative carving in leather
Lederwerk n
leather article
Lederzeug n
leathers, straps and belts
ledig  adj
unmarried, single; empty, devoid (of), free; exempt (from); vacant
lediglich adj
only, solely; merely; purely (and simply); entirely; quite; exclusively
LeDiv abbr
Lectio Divina. Paris
leer adj
empty; void (of); vacant; blank; idle, unfounded; hollow; vain; unoccupied; Phil: l. Menge - null or empty set; l. Wahrheit - empty or vacuous truth; l. Zeit - empty time; l. Begriff - empty concept (Kant); l. Wahn - vain delusion
Leere f
emptiness, void; nothingness; blank; vacancy; Phil: l. als Ziel - emptiness as goal
leeren  
to empty; to drain; to void; to evacuate
leerschlagen  vi sep
to beat (bare)
leerstehend pr p, adj
empty
Leerstelle f (-n)
empty space
leg. abr
legal; legalisieren; legendär; legieren; legiert; legitim; legitimieren; legitimiert; Mus: legato
Leg. abr
Legalität; Legat(ion); Legende; Legierung; Legion;  Legitimation; Leges
legal adj
legal, legitimate
Legalisation f
legalization
legalisieren  
to legalize
Legalismus m
legalism
Legalität f
legality, lawfulness
Legasthenie f
legastheny
Legat m (-en)
(papal) legate
Legation f (-en)
legation
Legationsrat m (-"e)
counselor to a legation or an embassy
legen
to lay; place, put; to deposit; (v. refl.): to lie down; to abate; to cease; to settle
legendär  adj
legendary
Legendar n (-e)
book or collection of legends
legendarisch  
legendary
Legende f (-n)
legend; myth; caption, legend; inscription, superscription (of a coin)
Legendendichtung f
legendary literature or writings
legendenhaft  adj
legendary, mythical; fabled; fabulous
Legendenkranz m (-"e)
cycle of legends
Legendensammlung f (-en)
collection of legends
Legenregel f (-n)
rule of conduct, maxim, precept
legieren  
to alloy
Legierung f (-en)
alloy
Legion f (-en)
legion
Legionär m (-e)
legionary
Legislative f (-n)
legislature; legislative
legitim  adj
legitimate, lawful; l. Herrschaft - legitimate sovereignty; l. Herrscher - legitimate ruler
Legitimation f (-en)
authority (to act); acknowledgement of legitimacy; validation
Legitimationsproblem m (-e)
problem of legitimation; Phil: legitimation crisis (Habermas)
legitimieren  
to authorized; to legitimize; to prove the identity of; to make lawful; to prove one's identity
Legitimierung f (-en)
establishment; identification; validation; authentication
Legitimismus m
legitimism
legitimistisch  adj
legitimist
Legitimität f
legitimacy
Leguminose f (-n)
legume
Lehen n (-)
fief, feudal tenure; benefice; feud or feod; fee
Lehensmann m (-"er, -leute)
vassal, liege-man; leud; sokeman; tenant
Lehensrecht n (-e)
feudal law
Lehm m
clay, loam; mud
Lehmboden m (-")
loamy soil, loam; clay soil; earthern or loam floor
lehmhaltig adj
containing loam or clay
Lehmhaufen m (-)
(pile of, body of) clay
Lehmverband m
mud bone
Lehmwüste f
loamy desert, sebka
Lehmziegel m (-)
clay or mud brick
Lehmziegelbau m (-ten)
mud brick building or construction
Lehmziegelmauer f (-n)
clay or mud brick wall
Lehmziegelwand f (-"e)
clay or mud brick wall
Lehnseid m (-e)
feudal oath
Lehnswesen n
feudalism
Lehnübersetzung f (-en)
Ling: borrowed translation, loan translation, claque
Lehnwort n (-"er)
loan word, borrowed word
Lehramt n (-"er)
teaching position; teaching profession; teaching; professorship; clerical profession, ministry; magisterium
Lehranstalt f (-en)
educational establishment, scholastic institution
Lehrart f (-en)
teaching style
Lehraufgabe f (-n)
program of work
Lehrautorität f (-en)
teaching authority
Lehrbestand m (-"e)
body of doctrine
Lehrbuch n (-"er)
textbook; instruction book; manual; compendium
Lehre f (-n)
teaching; instruction; lesson; theory; doc­trine, dogma; tenet; warning; advice; conclution
Lehreinheit f
unity of doctrine
Lehrekollegium n
faculty; teaching staff
lehren
to teach, instruct; to inform; to prove; to show
Lehren n
instruction, teaching
Lehrer m (-)
teacher, instructor; tutor; schoolmaster
Lehreraustausch m
exchange of teachers
Lehrerberuf m
teaching profession
Lehrerin f (-nen)
female teacher
Lehrerkonferenz f (-en)
faculty meeting; teaching staff meeting
Lehrerschaft f (-en)
faculty, teaching staff
Lehrerseminar n (-e)
college of education; teacher's training college
Lehrerstand m
teaching profession
Lehrerwelt f
scholastic world
Lehreveranstaltung f (-en)
lecture, class
Lehrfabel f (-n)
Lit: apologue
Lehrfach n (-"er)
subject, area of study
Lehrfreiheit f
academic freedom; freedom of instruction
Lehrg. abr
 Lehrgang; Lehrgänge
Lehrgang m (-"er)
course of study or instruction
Lehrgebiet n (-e)
curriculum
Lehrgedicht m (-e)
didactic poem
Lehrgegenstand m
subject of instruction
Lehrgeld n
Hist: premium (of apprenticeship), apprenticeship fee or pay; L. zahlen - to pay dearly (for making a mistake), to learn the hard way; L. wiedergeben - not much good at the task or work (one should demand the fee for the apprenticeship or tuition charge back)
Lehrgerüst n (-e)
centering; (support for holding an arch during construction)
lehrhaft adj
didactic; instructive; schoolmasterly
Lehrherr m (-en)
Hist: master (of a craft); employer (training apprentice)
Lehrjahr n (-e)
year of apprenticeship
Lehrkörper m (-)
teaching faculty (of university), teaching staff
Lehrling m (-e)
apprentice; trainee
Lehrmaterial n (-ien)
teaching material
Lehrmeinung f (-en)
dogma, tenet, doctrine; orthodoxy; hypothesis
Lehrmeister m (-)
teacher, master
Lehrmethode f (-n)
teaching method
Lehrmittel n
teaching aid; pedagogic material
Lehrplan m (-"e)
curriculum, syllabus
Lehrproblem n (-e)
teaching problem
Lehrpunkt m (-e)
point of doctrine; doctrine, dogma, tenet; thesis
lehrreich adj
instructive, illuminating
Lehrsaal m (-"e)
lecture hall, classroom
Lehrsatz m (-"e)
doctrine, dogma, tenet; thesis; maxim; proposition; theorem; precept
Lehrsprache f
linguistical language
Lehrspruch m (-"e)
maxim, adage
Lehrstil m
style of teaching
Lehrstoff m (-e)
material, content, or subject to be taught
Lehrstück n (-e)
didactic (drama, play); dialectic play
lehrsystem n
doctrinal system
Lehrtätigkeit f (-en)
educational or instructional work, teaching
Lehrunterschied  m (-e)
doctrinal difference; difference in teaching or instructional work; difference in educational philosophy
Lehrverhältnis n (-e)
relationship between teacher and pupil or master and apprentice
Lehrvortrag m (-"e)
lecture
Lehrwerk n (-e)
didactic work, educational, or instructional work or text
Lehrzeit f
(time of) apprenticeship
Leib m (-er)
body; abdomen; womb; trunk; der L. des Herrn - the host, the consecrated wafer/bread;  mit L. und Seele - with heart and soul
Leibarzt m (-"e)
personal physician
leibeigen  adj
in bondage
Leibesfrucht f
fetus, embryo, offspring
Leibesgebrechen n (-)
infirmity of the body; disability; bodily imperfection
Leibeskraft f (-"e)
strength; aus Leibeskräften - with all one's might
Leibesstrafe f
corporal punishment
leibfeindlich  
hostile to the flesh (attitude, action, etc.)
Leibfeindlichkeit f
rejection of the flesh, hostility toward the flesh
Leibfron m
Hist: corporeal service, manual statue labor (in bondage)
Leibgarde f (-n)
bodyguard
Leibgericht n (-e)
favorite dish
leibhaft  adj
in flesh, bodily or in person; incarnate; l. Gegebenheit - bodily givenness (Heidegger); l. Selbstgegebenheit - authentic selfgivenness (Husserl); l. Wirklichkeit - authentic reality (Husserl)
leibhaftig  adj, adv
embodied, personified; real, true, living (image, etc);  incarnate; (adv) bodily, in flesh, in person
Leibhaftige m
the devil
Leibhaftigkeit f
bodily presence, personal reality
leiblich  adj
corporeal, bodily, material, somatic; temporal; l. Gütter - carnal things; leiblicher Tod - natural death
Leiblichkeit f
bodily existence; corporeality
Leibmagd f (-"e)
maidservant
Leibnizianer m (-)
Leibnizian
Leibrock m (-"e)
Hist: frock coat, dress coat
Leibspeise f (-n)
Hist: favorite food, favorite dish
Leibspruch m (-"e)
favorite saying or maxim
Leibwache f (-n)
(body)guard
Leibwächter m (-)
bodyguard
Leich f (-en)
(Southern Grm, Austr dial: burial, Mod Grm: Begräbnis
Leiche f (-n)
corpse, dead body, cadaver; funeral
Leichenacker m (-")
churchyard, burying ground, cemetery, necropolis
Leichenbegängnis n (-se)
funeral
Leichenbegleiter m (-)
mourner
Leichenbegleitung f
funeral procession
Leichenbeschauer m (-e)
coroner
Leichenbesorger m (-)
undertaker
Leichenbestatter m (-)
undertaker
leichenblaß  
pale as death
Leichenbrandurne f (-n)
cinerary urn
Leichenchor m
funeral dirge; requiem
Leichendienst m (-e)
burial service
Leichenfeier f (-n)
obsequies, funeral service
Leichenfeld n (-er)
field strewed with corpses; battlefield
Leichengebrauch m (-"e)
funeral rite
Leichengeruch m
cadaverous smell
Leichengesang m (-"e)
dirge
Leichengewölbe n (-)
burial vault; catacombs
Leichengruft f (-"e)
burial vault; catacombs
leichenhaft  adj
corpselike; cadaverous
Leichenhalle f (-n)
mortuary, morgue
Leichenhemd n (-en)
shroud; winding sheet
Leichenhülle f (-n)
shroud
Leichenkleid n (-er)
burial garment
Leichenkleidung f
burial garments
Leichenmahl n (-e)
funeral banquet
Leichenmusik f
funeral music
Leichenpredigt f (-en)
funeral sermon
Leichenrede f (-n)
funeral oration
Leichenschädigung f (-en)
desecration of corpses
Leichenschau f
autopsy; coroner's inquest; postmortem examination
Leichenschauer m (-)
coroner
Leichenschleier m (-)
shroud
Leichenstein m (-e)
tombstone
Leichenträger m (-e)
bearer
Leichentuch n (-"er)
shroud (funeral), winding-sheet, pall
Leichenverbrennung f
cremation
Leichenwagen m (-)
hearse, funeral car
Leichenzug m ("e)
funeral procession
Leichnam m (-e)
dead body, corpse, remains
leicht adj
light; easy; slight, faint; mild; moderate; weak; frivolous, gentle; feeble; careless; fickle; careless
leichtfertig  adj
careless, thoughtless, reckless, foolhardy, treacherous
Leichtfertigkeit f (-en)
carelessness, thoughtlessness, recklessness, foolhardiness, frivolity, wantonness, rashness
leichtgläubig  adj
credulous
Leichtgläubigkeit f
credulity
leichtherzig  adj
cheerful
Leichtigkeit f
ease, effortlessness
Leichtsinn f
thoughtlessness; carelessness; recklessness; foolhardiness, rashness; frivolity; wantonness
leichtverständlich  adj
easy to understand or comprehend, easily understandable or understood
Leid n (-en)
grief; harm, hurt, wrong; misfortune; suffering; L. tragen -- to mourn
leiden vi
1. to suffer,endure, bear (pain); to telerate, endure; to suffer (an, unter - from);  2. j-n or etwas leiden können - to be able to like, stand, endure s o or s th; jemand leidet unter der Vorstellung - s o labors under the delusion
Leiden n (-)
suffering, affliction, tribulation; disease, malady, ailment; disorder; das L. Christi -- The Passion of our Lord; L. am Menschen - suffering on man (Nietzsche)
leidend pr p, adj
suffering, ailing, sickly, ill (an, unter - from)
Leidenschaft f (-en)
passion; lust; emotion; L. der Erkenntnis - the passion of knowledge (Nietzsche); L. der Nacht - passion for the night (Jaspers)
leidenschaftlich  adj
passionate, vehement, enthusiastic
leidenschaftsfrei  adj
apathetic, dispassionate, calm
Leidenschaftslosigkeit f
apathy; dispassionateness; ataraxy
Leidensgefährte m (-n)
fellow-sufferer, companion in misfortune
Leidensgeschichte Jesus  
Passion
Leidensgestalt f (-en)
wretched figure
Leidenskampf m (-"e)
contest in the face of suffering
Leidenskelch m
cup of sorrow
Leidensmotiv n (-e)
passion-motif
Leidensstationen f
the stations of the cross
Leidenstheologie f
theology of suffering
Leidensweg m (-e)
way of the cross, life of suffering
Leidensweissagung f (-en)
prediction of the passion (of Christ)
Leidenswoche f
Passion Week
Leidenszeit f
period of suffering, time of suffering
leider adj
unfortunately
leidig  adj
troublesome, tiresome, unpleasant, miserable, nasty, annoying
leidtragend pr p, adj
mourning
Leidtragende m (-n)
mourner
leidvoll  adj
full of grief, sorrowful
Leidwesen n
regret; sorrow; unfortunate (thing)
Leier f (-n)
lyre; street or hand organ
Leierkasten m (-")
barrel-organ; street-organ, hand organ; hurdy-gurdy
Leierkastenmann m
organ grinder, hurdy-gurdy player
Leierorgel f (-n)
barrel-organ; street-organ, hand organ; hurdy-gurdy
Leierspieler m (-)
lyre player, lyrist
leimen  
to glue, to coat with glue or size
Leinen n (-)
linen; Leinen; linen goods; linen paper; in L. gebunden - bound in cloth, cloth-bound (book)
Leinenband m (-"e)
linen binding; volume bound in cloth, cloth-bound volume (of a book); linen tape
Leinengewand n (-"er)
linen garment
Leinentuch n (-"er)
linen cloth, linen sheet
Leinöl n
linseed oil
Leinwand f (-"e)
canvas; screen; linen (cloth); grundierte L. - primed canvas; gefärbte und grundierte L. - stained canvas
Leinwandkorn n
canvas texture
Leinweber m (-)
linen weaver or worker
Leise f
(German medieval congregational hymn)
leise  adj
low, soft, gentle; piano
Leiste f (-n)
moulding; margin, margin decoration ideal
leisten
to do, perform, carry out; to fulfill, ac­complish, achieve; to produce; to effect; einen Beistand l. - to make a contribution; Widerstand l. - to offer resistance
Leistenhenkel m (-)
ledge handle; glatter L. - plain ledge handle; gewellter L. - wavy ledge handle; gekerbter L. - notched ledge handle; gelappter L. - folded ledge handle; aufgebogener L. - pushed up ledge handle; L. mit Fingereindrücken - thumb-indented ledge handle
Leistenrand m (-"er)
ledged rim
Leistung f (-en)
performance; achievement; accomplishment; work; result; potential; powe­r; capacity; output; attainment
Leistungsabfall m
drop, decrease, decline in performance (work)
Leistungsanreiz m
incentive
leistungsbedingt  
dependent on performance
Leistungsbereich m (-e)
range (of action)
leistungsbezogen  
performance oriented (task)
leistungsfähig  
able, capable; proficient; efficient, productive; competitive; fit
Leistungsfrömmigkeit f
religion of works
Leistungsgesellschaft f
meritocracy (society that is oriented towards efficiency and tangible results)
Leistungsgrenze f
upper limit; limit of performance
Leistungskraft f
vitality (of a person); efficiency
Leistungsmensch m (-en)
achiever; Hist: performance oriented member of a cociety (according to its ideology; German Nationalism)
Leistungsmotivation f
achievement motivation
Leistungsprüfung f
proficiency test
Leistungsstand m
performance standard; level of achievement
leistungsstark  
efficient; powerful, high-powered
Leistungssteigerung f
increase in achievement, performance, or efficiency; increased output
leistungsunfähig  
inefficient
Leistungswille m (-)
editorial; leading article; leader
leit. abr
leiten(d)
Leit. abbr
Leiturgia. Handbuch des evangelischen Gottesdienstes. Kassel
Leitartikel m (-)
editorial; leading article; leader
Leitaufsatz m
editorial; leading article; leader
Leitbild n (-er)
ideal
leitd. abr
leitend
leiten
to lead, guide; to direct, manage, conduct; to be in charge of; to govern; to preside
Leiter f (-)
ladder, stairway, scale; Mus: director of music; artistic director
leitereigen  
proper to the scale, proper to the key, in-key
leiterfremd  
foreign to the scale, foreign to the key, out of key
Leitf. abr
Leitfaden
Leitfossil n
index fossil, guide fossil
Leitfrage f
guide-question, guiding question
Leitgedanke m
central or main thought, keynote; basic or leading idea; (main) theme; motto
Leitgrundsatz m
guiding principle
Leitidee f
central or main thought, keynote; basic or leading idea; (main) theme; motto
Leitlinie f
broad outline; guideline; structural trend; Psych: guiding idea, life style
Leitmotiv n
leit-motif or tone; characteristic note or tone; sensitive note or tone
Leitprinzip m (-ien)
guiding principle
Leits. abr
Leitsatz; Leitsätze
Leitsatz m
basic principle or point; guiding principle; thesis; motto
Leitspruch m
motto
Leitstern m
guiding star; polestar, load star
Leitton m
leading note or tone; characteristic note or tone; sensitive note or tone
Leittyp m
Anth: characteristic type
Leitung f (-en)
Mus: unter der L. von - conducted or directed by, under the baton of; under (the direction of); musikalische L. - conductorship
Leiturgia f (-gien)
A Gr Hist: liturgy (an unpaid public duty or office forced upon a prominent citizen)
Leiturgie f (-n)
A Gr Hist: liturgy (an unpaid public duty or office forced upon a prominent citiizen)
Leitwort n (-e)
slogan; theme
Lekt. abr
Lektion; Lektor(at); Lektüre; Lektionär
Lektion f (-en)
lesson; rebuke
Lektionszeichen n
Mus: ecphonetic notation
Lektor m (-en)
reader (of a publishing house); play reader (play, theater)
Lektüre f (-n)
reading (matter); literature; (pl) books
Lemma n (-ta)
Lemma, keyword; premise or premiss
Lemure m (-n)
Myth: spirit of a departed
lemurenhaft  
ghostlike (apparition, etc.)
Lende f (-n)
loin, loins; hip; thigh
Lendentuch n (-"er)
loincloth
Lenensabhängigkeit f
feudal dependency
Lenenserhaltungstrieb m (-e)
instinct of self-preservation
lenieren  
to lenite (consonant)
Leninismus m
Leninism
Lenis f
Ling: lenis
lenisieren  
to lenite (consonant)
lenkbar  
manageable, tractable; docile
lenken
to direct (auf - to); to guide; to influence
Lenslust f
love of life, vivacity, exhilaration, high spirits
Lenz m (-e)
spring; prime, bloom (of life); years (of age)
Lenzmonat m
Poet: (month of) March
Leopard m (-en)
leopard
Lepra f
leprosy
leprakrank  
leprous
Leprakranke m (-n)
leper
Lerche f (-n)
lark
lernbar  
learnable, capable of being learned
Lernbegierde f
eagerness or desire to learn
lernen
to learn; to study
Lernen n
learning; study; homework; instruction
Lernerfolg m
learning achievement or success
lernfähig  
capable of learning; teachable; receptive
Lernprozeß m
learning process
Lernstrategie f
learning strategy
Lerntheorie f
learning theory, theory of learning
Lernvorgang m (-"e)
learning process
Lernziel n (-e)
aim (of study, learning, instuction, etc.)
Lerprozeß m (-sse)
learning process
LES abbr
Library of Ecumenical Studies. London
Lesart f (-en)
reading, way of reading; version, interpretation; context; abweichende or verschiedene Lesarten - different or various readings, variants, or interpretations; falsche L. - misreading or wrong interpretation
lesbar  
readable; legible
Lesbier m (-)
Lesbian
Lese f (-n)
vintage
Leseabend m (-e)
literary evening
Leseabschnitt m (-e)
reading portion or section
Leseart f (-en)
way of reading
Lesebuch n (-"er)
reader; reading; primary; anthology
Lesefähigkeit f
literacy
Lesefehler m (-)
reading mistake
Lesegerät n (-e)
reading machine
Lesekreis m (-e)
reading circle; book club
lesen vi
to read; to gather; to lecture (on)
Lesen n
reading; die Messe l. - to say mass
lesenswert
worth reading
Lesepult n (-e)
lectern (church)
Leser m (-)
reader
Leserkreis m (-e)
reading public ;readers (for newspapers and periodicals)
leserlich  
legible
Leserschaft f
reading public, readers (of newspaper, etc.)
Lesesaal m (-"e)
reading room (of a library)
Lesestoff m
reading matter
Lesewelt f
reading public
Lesung f (-en)
reading (of poetry, etc.); lecture
Lethargie f
lethargy; apathy
lethargisch  
lethargic (stable, etc.)
Lette m (-n)
Latvian
Letten m
red clay; clay or heavy soil
Letter f (-n)
letter; character, type
Letterart f (-en)
typeface
lettisch  
 Latvian
Lettner m (-)
Arch: jube, chancel or rood-screen; lectern
Lettneraltar m (-"e)
rood altar
letzt  
last; latest; final; ultimate; extreme; lately, of late, in the last place; die l. Ölung - extreme unction
Letztbegründung f
ultimate justification
Letztbegründungstheorie f
foundationalism
Letztberündungsrationalismus m
foundationalist rationalism
letzte
last; ultimate; extreme; final; latest; lowest; bis ins l. - down to the last detail; letzten Endes - ultimately, at long last
letzte Dinge  
(pl) last things; ultimate entities
Letzte Gericht
Last Judgment
letztemal  
(for the) last time; final
Letzte Ölung f
anointing of the sick; unction of the sick; extreme unction; last rites
letzter  
last; final
Letztere m, f, n
the latter
letztere  
last; final
letzterwähnt  
last-mentioned or named
letztesmal  
last time
letztgenannt  
last-mentioned or named
letzthin  
recently; in the end
letztlich adv
finally; lastly; lately, of late; in the end; ultimately; in the last analysis
letztmals  
for the last time; final
letztwillig  
testamentary; by will
Leu m (-en)
lion
Leuchte f (-n)
luminary; light, lamp
leuchten  
to shine, light; to illuminate; to radiate; to emit or give light; to beam, to glow, to burn, to glare, to glimmer
Leuchter m (-)
chandelier, candelabrum, candle stand, candlestick
Leuchtkraft f
luminosity; luminous power; radiant power
Leuchtturm m
lighthouse; beacon
leugnen
to deny, disavow; to contradict; to contest; to retract; to recant; to maintain (mistakenly)
Leugner m (-)
denier, negator
Leugnung f
denial, disavowal
Leukipp  
Leucippus
Leumund m
character; reputation; guter L. - good name
Leute f
people, persons, folk; public; crowd; the world; servants, hands; men; rank and file
Leutpriester m (-)
lay priest
leutselig  
affable; genial; condescending; familiar
Leutseligkeit f
kindness; affability; geniality, good nature; popularity
Lev abr
 Leviticus
Lev. abr
 Leviticus
Leviatan m
leviathan
Leviathan m
leviathan
Levirat n
levirate marriage
Leviratsehe f
levirate marriage
Levit m (-en)
Levite
Levitation f
levitation
Levitenamt n
solemn mass
Levitensitz m
scamnum
Levitenstuhl m
scamnum
Levitikus  
Leviticus (from the Old Testament)
levitisch  
levitical
lex. abr
lexikalisch
Lex. abr
Lexikologie; Lexikon
lex
Lat: law; l. ceremonialis - ceremonial law; l. Dei - law of God; l. Christi - law of Christ; l. Mosaica - the Decalogue, law of Moses; l. naturalis - natural law; l. revelata - revealed law;  nova l. - new law, Gospel; l. scripta - the written law (as embodied in regulations and statutes)
Lex.-F. abr
Lexikonformat
lex aeterna  
Lat: eternal law
lex divina f
Lat: divine law
Lexem n (-e)
Ling: lexeme (a lexical unit)
Lex est Deus accusans et damnans
Lat: the law of God that accuses and condemns
Lexikalien f
things connected with a dictionary
lexikalisch m
lexical
Lexikalisierung f
lexicalization
lexikogr. abr
lexikographisch
Lexikogr. abr
Lexikograph(ie)
Lexikograph m (-en)
lexicographer
Lexikographie f
lexicography
lexikographisch  
lexicographical
Lexikologie f
lexicology
Lexikon m (-e)
dictionary; lexicon; encyclopedia
LexJud abbr
Lexikon des Judentums. Gütersloh
lexkalisch  
lexical
lex naturalis f
Lat: natural law, law of nature
lex positiva f
Lat: positive law
LexSyr abbr
Lexikon Syriacum. C. Brockelmann, Halle
lex talionis f
Talionsrinzip
LexTQ abbr
Lexington Theological Quarterly. Lexington, Ky
Lf. abr
Leitfaden; Lieferung
LF abbr
Liturgiegeschichtliche Forschungen. Münster
lfd. abr
laufend - current, continuous
lfde.Nr. abr
laufende Nummer (seltener für: lfd. Nr.)
Lfg. abr
Lieferung
Lfgn. abr
Lieferungen
Lgn. abr
Lösungen
Lhs. abr
Liederhandschrift
li. abr
links
Li. abr
Lieferung; Liste; Lithographie; Lizenz
Li n
li, morality, customs
Liaison f (-s)
liaison; love affair
Libanese m (-n)
Lebanese
libanesisch  
Lebanese
Libanonzeder f (-n)
cedar of Lebanon, Lebanon cedar
libara sanguinem Christi
Lat: to partake of the blood of Christ
Libationsschale f (-n)
libation cup
Libelle f (-n)
libel; lampoon
liber m
Lat: book; Liber pontiicalis
liberal  
liberal
Liberale m (-n)
liberal
liberalisieren  
to liberalize
Liberalisierung f (-en)
liberalization
Liberalisierungsprozess m (-e)
liberalization process
Liberalismus m
liberalism
Liberalist m (-en)
liberalist; liberal
liberalistisch  
liberalistic, liberal
Liberalität f
liberality; liberalness; generosity
Libertär m
libertarian
Libertarianismus m
libertarianism
Libertarier m (-)
libertarian
Libertarismus m
libertarianism
Libertät f (-en)
(privileged rights of ) the estates under absolutism
Libertinage f
libertinage
Libertinismus m
libertinism
liberum arbitrium
Lat: free judgment or choice; freedom of the will (not according to the Lutheran tradition)
libidinös  
libidinous, libidinal
LIb.Pont. abr
Lat: Liber Pontificalis
Libr. abr
 Librettist; Libretto; Library
Libyen n
Libya
Libyer m (-)
Libyan
Lic. abr
licentiatus
Licentiat n
licentiate
Licenza f (-zen)
license
licht adj
light, shining, bright; clear; lucid; thin, pale; sparse
Licht n (-er)
light; candle, lamp; illumi­nation
Licht-Metapher f
light metaphor, metaphor of light
Lichtblick m
glimmer or ray of hope
Lichteinfall m
light direction, manner in which the light falls
lichtempfindlich  adj
sensitive to light
Lichterbaum m (-"e)
Christmas tree
Lichterfest n
Hanukkah; the Festival of Lights
Lichterglanz m
brightness, brilliancy (of light)
lichterloh adj
ablaze, blazing
Lichterscheinung f (-en)
luminous appearance
Lichtfreunde pl
the friends of light
Lichtfürst m
the prince of light
Lichtgaden m (-, -s)
clerestory or clearstory
Lichtgedanke m
concept of light
Lichtgeschwindigkeit f
speed of light, velocity of light
Lichtgestalt f (-en)
illuminated face; illuminated disc (of the moon, etc.)
Lichtgott m (-"er)
light god
Lichtjahr n
light-year
Lichtlein n (-)
small or little light or candle
Lichtmess  f
Candlemas
Lichtmeß f
Candlemas
Lichtmetaphysik f
metaphysics of light, light metaphysics
Lichtmystik f
light mysticism
Lichtquelle f (-n)
light source
Lichtreich n
kingdom of light
Lichtreligion f (-en)
religion of light
Lichtscheibe f
disk of light; die wandernde L. - the migratory disk of light
Lichtschein m
glow or beam of light; sheen
Lichtschere f (-n)
snuffers, wick trimmers
Lichtschimmer m (-)
ray or gleam of hope; glow or gleam of light
Lichtseele f (-n)
soul of light
Lichtstrahl m (-en)
ray of light; light beam: beam of light
Lichtsymbolik f
light symbolism
Lichtton m (-"e)
optical sound, photographic sound
Lichtung f
clearing, opening, glade (Heidegger); L. des Seins - clearing, lighting of Being
Lichtwelt f (-en)
world of light, light world
Lic.theol. abr
Licentiatus theologiae
lieb adj
dear, beloved; agreeable, nice; valued; esteemed; charming, attractive; delightful
Liebe f
love; fondness; affection; kindness; beloved; favor; charity; christliche L. - love for others
liebebedürftig adj
in need of or wanting love or care
Liebedienerei f
archaic: toadyism, fawningness, flattery
Liebe Gottes f
the love of God
liebeleer adj
archaic: loveless; devoid of love
lieben  
to love; to be fond of, like; to be in love
Liebende m (-n)
the lover; one in love
liebenswert adj
lovable, endearing; charming; delightful; likeable
liebenswürdig  adj
charming; winning; engaging; kind; worthy of love
Liebenswürdigkeit f
charm; charming manner; kindness
lieber  
(comparative) dearer, sooner; better; rather
Liebesabenteuer n (-)
adventure in love
Liebesaffäre f (-n)
affair
Liebesakt m
act of love; sex(ual) act
Liebesangelegenheit f
romance (love) affair; affair of the heart
Liebesapfel m (-"e)
mandrake; tomato
Liebesband n (-e)
bond of love
Liebesbedürfnis n (-e)
need for or of love
liebesbedürftig  adj
in need or wanting of love
Liebesbeteuerung f (-en)
protestation or care of love
Liebesbeweis m (-e)
proof of love; token of love
Liebesbezeigung f (-en)
expression of love
Liebesbotschaft f (-en)
message of love; gospel of love
Liebesbrief m (-e)
love letter
Liebesbund m
bond of love; alliance of love
Liebesdichtung f (-en)
love poetry; love song
Liebesdienst m (-e)
charitable service, charitable act; favor, (act of) kindness
Liebesentzug m
withdrawal of affection
Liebesethik f
love ethics, ethics of love
Liebesgabe f (-n)
charitable gift, gift for charity; (pl) alms
Liebesgebot n
the commandment of love
Liebesgeschichte f (-n)
love story
Liebesgesinnung f
sentiment of love
Liebesgott m
Eros (Plato)
Liebeskummer m
lovesickness, pangs of love, unhappiness in love
Liebeslied n (-er)
love song
Liebesmahl n (-e)
love feast, agape, banquet
Liebespaar n (-e)
lovers, couple
Liebespflicht f
duty of love; Christian duty
Liebesroman m (-e)
love story
Liebesschmerz m
lovesickness, pangs of love, unhappiness in love
Liebestreue f
constancy
liebesunfähig  adj
incapable of loving
Liebesverlust m
loss of love
Liebeswerk n
work of charity, Christian act
Liebesworte f, pl
loving words
liebevoll  adj
loving, kind, affectionate
Liebe zum Irdischen f
love of the earth (Nietzsche)
Liebfrau f (-en)
favorite wife
Liebfrauenkirche f
Church of Our Lady
liebgewinnen  
to take a fancy to; to grow fond of
liebhaben vi sep
to be ford of, to like, to love
Liebhaber m (-)
lover; admirer; gallant; dilettante; amateur
liebkosen  
to carress; to fondle
lieblich adj
sweet, amiable, pleasing; lovely, charming, delightful
Lieblichkeit f
loveliness; sweetness, pleasantness; gentleness, gracefulness
Lieblingsfrau f (-en)
favorite wife
Lieblingsgedanke m (-n)
favorite idea
Lieblingsgericht n (-e)
favorite dish
Lieblingsgott m
the god desired, the favorite God
Lieblingsjünger m (-)
bibl: the beloved disciple (John)
Lieblingsschriftsteller  m (-)
favorite author
Lieblingssohn m (-"e)
favorite son
lieblos adj
loveless, unloving, unkind, hardhearted, without love
Lieblosigkeit f
uncharitableness, unkindness
liebreich  adj
loving, kind
Lied n (-er)
song; melody, tune; ballad; poem; volkstümliches L. - popular song, folklike song; L. ohne Worte - song without words
liedartig  adj
songlike
Liedbegleitung f
song accompaniment
Liedchen n (-)
dim, tune, air, ditty
Liederabend m (-e)
lieder recital, song recital, vocal recital
Liederbuch n (-"er)
songbook; hymnbook
Liederdichter m (-)
lyric poet; songwriter
Liederkomponist m (-en)
song-writer, song composer
Liederkonkordanz f
concordance of songs
Liederkranz m
choral society; collection of song
Liederkreis m (-e)
song cycle
liederlich  adj
untidy, slovenly, sloppy; careless, disorderly, lewd; immoral, loose; wild
Liederlichkeit f
slovenliness; disorderliness; debauchery, loose living, immoral conduct
Liedersänger m (-)
lieder singer
Liederspiel n (-e)
song-play (of the M.A.); ballad opera
Liedertafel f
glee club, (name given to a German male choir)
Liederzyklus m (-len)
song cycle
Liedgattung f (-en)
species of song
Liedgestaltung f (-en)
lieder interpretation
liedhaft  adj
songlike, lyrical; tuneful
Liedkomponist m (-en)
song-writer, song composer
Liedmotette f
song motet
Liedsänger m (-)
lieder singer
Liedtext m (-e)
lyric, song text
Lief. abr
Lieferung
liefern  
to deliver (to); to supply (to); to provide, furnish; to yield
Lieferung f (-en)
delivery; supply; contribution
liegen vi
to lie (down); to rest; to be (in); to be situ­ated; das liegt daran, daß - that is, because
Liga f (-gen)
league; die Heilige L. - the Holy League
Ligatur f
ligature
LiJ abbr
Liturgisches Journal. Halle
Likelihood  
likelihood
lila
lilac; purple
LiLe abbr
Liturgisches Leben. Regensburg
Lilie f (-n)
lily, fleur-de-lis
Lilienschmuck m
lily work
Limbus m (-bi)
limbo (region bordering on Hell)
Limerick m (-s)
Lit: limerick
Limes m
limes; limit
Limitation f
limitation
Limitationsbegriff m
concept of limitation
Limitationsprinzip n
principle of limitation (Kant)
lind  
soft, gentle, mild, smooth, scoured
Linde f (-n)
linden, lime tree; terebinth
Lindenholz n
linden wood
lindern  
to mitigate; to alleviate, to soften, ease, soothe; to relieve; to moderate
Lindigkeit f
moderation
Lineal n (-e)
ruler, straightedge
Lineament n (-e)
lineament
linear adj
linear
lineär adj
linear
Linearität f
Mus: linearity
Linearschrift f
linear writing
ling. abr
linguistisch; lingua
Linguist m (-en)
linguist; philologist
Linguistik f
linguistics; philology; maschinelle L. - computatioonal linguistics
linguistisch adj
linguistic; l. Wende - linguistic turn
Linie f (-n)
line; ancestry, descent, lineage; in erster L. first of all, in the first place, first and foremost, pri­marily
Linienführung f
linear construction; Mus: voice leading
Liniengefüge n (-)
linear structure
Liniengleichnis n
simile of the line (Plato)
linienlos adj
Mus: staffless, non-diastematic
Linienordnung f (-en)
arrangement of lines
Linierung f (-en)
line, rule
liniieren  
to rule
Liniierung f (-en)
ruling
link  adj
left, left-hand(ed), clumsy, awkward; eine Ehe zur linken Hand - a left-handed or morganatic marriage;
Linke f (-n)
left hand, left; left wing; the left (politics)
links  adj
on or at the left
linksgerichtet adj
left(ist) (person, idea, etc.)
linkshändig  adj
left-handed
Linkshegelianer m
left(-wing) Hegelian
Linkshegelianismus m
left(-wing) Hegelianism
Linksintellektueller m
left-wing intellectual
Linksnietzscheaner m
left(-wing) Nietzschean
Linksradikalismus m
left-wing radicalism
Linse f (-n)
lentil
linsenförmig adj
lentoid
Linsengericht n (-e)
mess of pottage, pottage of lentils, pea soup
Lippe f (-n)
lip; labium; edge, border
Lippenbekenntnis n (-se)
lip service
lippend pr p, adj
lip, labial
Lippenlaut m (-e)
Ling: labial consonant, bilabial consonant
Lippenlesen n
lip reading
Lippenstellung f (-en)
lip position
Lippenzahnlaut m
Ling: labiodental
liquidieren  
to liquidate; to dissolve; to wind up; to destroy
Liquidlaut m
liquid (sound)
Lispeln n
lisping
List f (-en)
cunncraftiness, artfulness; trick, device; L. der Vernunft - cunning of reason
LiSt abbr
Liturgical Studies. Notre Dame. South Bend, Indiana
List der Vernunft f
cunning of reason (Hegel)
Liste f (-n)
list
listenmäßig adj
in the form of a list
listig  adj
crafty, cunning; deceitful; sly
lit. abr
literarisch - literary; liturgisch - literigical
Lit. abr
Literat(ur); Literatur(angaben); Litanei; Litera (Buchstabe in Satzungen); Liturgie; Liturgik
Lit(M) abbr
Liturgia. Mainz
Lit.-Gesch. abr
Literaturgeschichte
Lit.-Hdb. abr
Literaturhandbuch
Litanei f (-en)
litany
litauisch adj
Lithuanian
liter. abr
literarisch
Liter m (-)
liter
Literae  
Lat: letters; L. apostolicae - apostolic letter; L. canonicae - canonical letter
literalis  
Lat: literalis, literal
Literalsinn m
Bibl: literal meaning term adds ty di
literargeschichtlich adj
history of literature
Literarhistoriker m (-)
literary historian
literarhistorisch  adj
literary-historical
literarisch  adj
literary
Literarkritik f (-en)
literary criticism
literarkritisch adj
criticism of literary
Literat m (-en)
man of letters, literary man; writer
Literatur f
literature; writing of literary value
Literaturanalyse f (-n)
literary analyst
Literaturangabe f (-n)
bibliographical data
Literaturarchiv n (-e)
archive of literary documents
Literaturästhetik f
literary aesthetics
Literaturbrief m (-e)
critical essay (in letter form)
Literaturgeschichte f (-n)
literary history, history of literature
Literaturhinweis m (-e)
bibliographical references; recommendation for further reading; suggested reading
Literaturkritik f
Lit: literary criticism
literaturkritisch  adj
(relating to) literary criticism
Literaturlexikon n
dictionary or encyclopedia of literature
Literaturnachtrag m (-"e)
addendum
Literaturnachweis m (-e)
reference, reading list, books consulted
Literatursphäre f (-n)
sphere of literature
Literatursprache f (-n)
literary language; written language
literaturtheoretisch  adj
(relating to) literary theory
Literaturtheorie f (-n)
literary theory, theory of literature
Literaturübersicht f (-en)
bibliography, list of references
Literaturverweis m (-e)
references
Literaturverzeichnis n (-se)
bibliography
Literaturwissenschaft f
study of literature, literary studies; literary scholarship
Literaturwissenschaftler m (-)
literary scholar
Literaturzeitschrift f (-en)
literary journal or magazine;  (literary or critical) review
Literaturzeitung f (-en)
literary journal or magazine;  (literary or critical) review
litgesch. abr
literaturgeschichtlich
lith. abr
lithographieren; lithgraphisch
Lith. abr
Lithograph(ie)
Lithographie f (-n)
lithograph, lithography
lithographieren  
to lithograph
lithographisch  adj
lithographic
Lithophon n
lithophone, stone chime, stone idiophone, stone disks
Litotes f
Rhet: understatement, litotes, meiosis
litt p
of leiden - to suffer
liturg. abr
liturgisch
Liturg. abr
 Liturgie, Liturgia, liturgico
Liturg m (-en)
liturgist
Liturgie f (-n)
liturgy
liturgieartig  adj
liturgical, liturgic; rubrical
Liturgiebuch n (-"er)
liturgical; rubrical
Liturgiegeschichte f (-n)
history of liturgy
Liturgiekonstitution f (-en)
liturgics, study of liturgy
Liturgik f
liturgics, study of liturgy
liturgisch adj
liturgic(al); rubrical; liturgischer Gesang - chanting; liturgisches singen - to chant;  liturgisch Farben - colors of the ecclesiastical parament
Lit.Verz. abr
Literaturverzeichnis
Lizentiat n (-e)
licentiate
Lizenz f (-en)
license
Lizenzausgabe f (-n)
license edition
lizenzieren  
to license, give or grant the publishing rights
LiZs abbr
Liturgische Zeitschrift. Regensburg
l.J. abr
laufendes Jahr; laufenden Jahres
LJ abbr
Liturgisches Jahrbuch. Münster
Lk abr
Lukas - Luke
Lk. abr
Lukas-Evangelium
LKL abbr
Lexikon des katholischen Lebens. Freiburg, Breisgau
Lkt. abr
Landkarte; Lektor
l.l. abr
Lat: loco laudato  am genannten/angeführten Ort
LM abbr
Lutherische Monatshefte. Hamburg
LMK abbr
Lexikon der Marienkunde. Regensburg
LN abbr
Lutherische Nachrichten. Berlin
Lnbd. abr
Leinen(ein)band
Lob n
praise, eulogy; commendation; approval, applause; fame, reputation
loben  
to praise; to extol, glorify; to commend; lobend - lauda­tive, commendatory
lobenswert  adj
 praiseworthy, laudable, commendable
lobenswürdig adj
 praiseworthy, laudable, commendable
lobesam  adj
lobesam; archaic: (it is poetic and usually follows a name) noble, good, worth, worhipful; Meister Thoms l. - good or worthy Master Thomas
Lobeserhebung f (-en)
euology; high praise
Lobeshymne f (-n)
hymn of praise
Lobgesang m (-"e)
hymn (of praise)
löblich adj
praiseworthy, laudable, commendable
Loblied n (-er)
song or hymn of praise
Lobopfer n (-)
offering or doxology, sacrifice of praise
Lobpreis m (-e)
praise, doxology
lobpreisen
to praise, extol
Lobpreisung f (-en)
praise, glorification
Lobrede f (-n)
eulogy, panegyric
Lobredner m (-)
eulogizer
lobsingen vi
to sing praises to
Lobspruch m (-"er)
eulogy
loc.cit. abr
Lat: loco citato
Loch n (-"er)
hole, opening; cavity; aperture, orifice; gap, breach; eye, pore; leak, perforation; slot
löcherig  adj
porous, full of holes, untenable, shaky (of arguments)
löchrig  
porous, full of holes, untenable, shaky (of arguments)
Locke f (-n)
lock of hair, curl
locken  
to entice, attract, coax; to allure, bait, tempt
locker  adj
loose; slack
lockig  adj
curly
Lockung f (-en)
attraction; enticement; allurement
Lockvogel m (-")
decoy, call bird
locus
Lat: place, passage, or topic
locus classicus
a clssic or standard passage or place (in a text, etc)
lodern
to blaze, to flame or flare up, to glow, to burn
Löffel m (-)
spoon
log. abr
logisch
Log. abr
Logik
Logarithmus m (-men)
logarithm
Loge f (-n)
box (theater); lodge; Freemason's lodge
Logenbruder m (-")
(brother) mason
Logenmeister m (-)
master of a lodge
Loggia f (-ien)
loggia; arcaded walk; nonprotruding balcony
logia Jesu (pl)
see Logion
Logienquelle f (-n)
discourse source Q
Logiensammlung f (-en)
logia-collection
Logik f
logic(s); allemeine L. - general Logic;  L. der ersten Stufe or Ordnung - first-order logic; L. der zweiten Stufe or Ordnung- second-order logic; L. der höheren Ordnung - higher-order logic; L. des Scheins - logic of illusion; L. des Werdens - logic of becoming; dreiwertige L. - three-valued logic;
Logiker m
logician
Logikkalkül m/n
logic calculus
Logion n (-ien)
logion, logia (pl), saying of Jesus (not found in the gospels)
logisch  adj
logical; (as suffix) -logical; l. Bedingung - logical condition; l. Eigenschaft - logical property; l. Konstante - logical constant; l. Spielraum - logical range; l. Gatter - logical gate; l. Quadrat - square of opposition
logisch-szientistisches Denksystem n
logical scientistic system of thought
Logische  n
 logical thinking; the logical
logisches Gatter n
logic gate
logisieren  
to logicize
Logismus m (-men)
Phil: logism (doctrine of the independent and distinctive nature)
Logistik f
symbolic; logic; logistic(al); mathematical; logistics
logistisch adj
logistic(al)
Logizismus m
logicism
Logizität f (-en)
logicality, local character, logicalness
Logobegriff m (-e)
logos concept, logos term
Logochristologie f
logochristology
Logogramm n (-e)
logogram
Logograph m (-en)
sppeechwriter; logographer
Logokratie f (-n)
rule of reason, logocracy
Logomachie f
logomachy
Logos  m
 Gr: logos; reason
Logosanschauung f (-en)
logos concept or idea
Logosspekulation f (-en)
Logos speculation
Logotherapie f
logotherapy
Logozentrismus m
logocentrism
Logozentrizität f
logocentricity
Lohe f (-n)
flame, blaze, fire; fervor
Lohn m (-"e)
wages; reward
lohnen  
to reward; recompense, remunerate, compensate; to pay, repay; Gott lohn' es dir! - may God reward you for it
löhnen  
to pay (wages)
lohnend pr p
rewarding; worth(while); profitable
Lohnmoral f
moral based on rewards or profit; morality of reward
Lohnmotiv m (-e)
motive of reward
Lohnordnung f (-en)
order of wages, relational order based on wages (merit)
lok. abr
lokal; lokalisieren
lokal  
local, regional
Lokaladverb n (-ien)
location adverb
Lokalangabe f (-n)
Ling: modifier of place
Lokalausdruck m (-"e)
provincialism, local expression
Lokalbezeichnung f (-en)
local name
Lokalergänzung f (-en)
Ling: complement of place
Lokalgott m (-"er)
reginal God
lokalisieren  
to establish the place of origin, to ascertain the locality
Lokalisierung f
location; placing, place of origin; localization
Lokalsprache f (-n)
local dialect
Lokalverhältnisse f
local conditions
Lokativ m
Ling: locative (case)
Lollharden  
Ch Hist: (pl) Lollards
Lombardei  
Lombardy
longanimitas
Lat: longsuffering
Lorbeer m
laurel
Lorbeerbaum m (-"e)
laurel, bay tree
Lorbeerkranz m (-"e)
laurel wreath
Lordschaft f (-en)
Lordship
Lorelei f
Myth: (the) Lorelei
los  
loose; free; off, detached; (as suffix) -los - without, -less
Los n (-e)
share, allotment, lot, portion; fate, destiny; fortune; chance; hazard
lösbar (-e)
soluble; separable, severable; removable
Lösbarkeit f
salvation
losbrechen vi sep
to break off; to break out (forth); to burst out (forth); to explode
löschen  
to go out, be extinguished; to put out, quench, extinguish; to discharge, erase
Löschung f
deletion
lose
loose, slack, movable, unsteady, vagrant, wanton, frivolous, irresponsible, naughty
Loseblattausgabe f (-n)
loose-leaf edition
Lösegeld n (-er)
ransom
Lösegewalt f (-en)
authority to bind and to loose (sin)
lösen  
to solve; to dissolve; to resolve; to loose(n), untie; to redeem; to end, annul
losen  
to draw lots (um - for)
Losentscheidung f
die Brustasche für dir L. - the breastplate of judgment
losgeben vi sep
to set free, to liberate
losgehen vi sep
to begin, start; to go off, to attack
losgelöst pp
detached
Loskauf m (-"e)
ransom
loskaufen sep
to redeem, ransom
losketten  
to unchain
loskommen vi sep
to get off, to get away
loslassen  
to let go, release, set free, let loose; to break out into
loslaufen vi sep
to start running; to run (away)
loslösen  
to remove, detach; (refl) to break away; to come off; to disengage (oneself) from
Loslösung f (-en)
separation; detachment; secession
losmachen  
to loosen, make loose; to undo, cast off; to get away; to disengage or extricate oneself (from); to get free (from), to liberate
Losorakel n (-)
sacred lot
Losorakelspruch m (-"e)
saying mediated through the sacred lot
losreißen  
to detach, separate, break away
lossagen vi
to renounce; to give up
Lossagung f (-en)
renunciation; withdrawal
lossprechen vi sep
absolve; acquit
Lossprechung f (-en)
absolution; release; acquittal
losstürmen  
to rush off, tear off; to make a dash at
losstürzen v.t.
to rush or dash off
Lösung f (-en)
solution; loosening; solving; resolving
Losung f (-en)
solution; answer (to problem)
Losungswort n (-e)
solution; watchword; password; word or text 
Los von Rom Bewgung f
away from Rome movement
losziehen ir.v.i.
to set out, to start off
Lot n (-e)
small weight (half an ounce), shekel
Lot m
Lot
LOT abbr
Library of Orthodox Theology. London
loten  
to plumb, to sound
Lotoblüte f (-n)
lotus flower
Lotophage m (-n)
Gr Myth: Lotophai; Lotus-eater
Lotos m
lotus
Lotosblatt n (-"er)
lotus leaf
Lotosblume f
lotus flower
Lotosbusch m (-"e)
lotus plant
Lotosesser m (-)
Gr Myth: Lotophai; Lotus-eater
Lotosfries f
Arch: lotus column
Lotosknospe f (-n)
lotus bud
Lotossäule f (-n)
lotus column
Lotossäulenkapitell n
lotus capital; bud of flower
Lotossitz m
lotus position
lotrecht  
vertical(ly); plumb
Lotrechto f
vertical; perpendicular; plumb line
Lotterbube m (-n)
rascal, good-for-nothing
Lotterleben n
dissolute life; disorderly life
Lotus m (-)
Lotus; Buddism: L. dos guten Lewissen - Lotus of the Good, True, and Wonderful Law
Lotusbaum m (-"e)
lotus tree
Lotusblume f (-n)
lotus, flower
Lotusbuch n
Buddism: Lotus scripture
Lotusknospe f (-n)
lotus bud
Löwe m (-n)
lion; Leo (zodiac)
Löwengebrüll n
lion's den
Löwengesicht n (-er)
lion's face
Löwengrube  
lion's den
Löwenherz n
lion's heart; (the) Lionhearted (King Richard)
Löwenhöhle f
lion's den
Löwenkopf m (-"e)
lion's head
löwenköpf  
lion-hearted (statue, god, etc.)
Löwenmut m
lionlike courage, courage of a lion
Löwenrachen m (-)
mouth of a lion
Löwenstärke f
invincible strength; stubborn
Löwentor  
Lion Gate (Mycenae)
Löwenzahn m (-"er)
lion's tooth
Löwin f (-nen)
lioness
loyal  
loyal
Loyalität f
loyalty
LQ abbr
Lutheran Qarterly. Gettysburg, Pa.
LQF abbr
Liturgiegeschichtliche Quellen und Forschungen. Münster
LR abbr
Lutherische Rundschau. Stuttgart, u.a.
LRb abbr
Lutherischer Rundblick. Wiesbaden
l.s. abr
Lat: loco sigilli  anstatt des Siegels
LS abbr
Lebendige Seelsorge. Freiburg, Breisgau
Lsg. abr
Losung; Lösung
Lsgg. abr
Lösungen
LSS abbr
Leipziger semitistische Studien. Leipzig
LSSt abbr
Leipziger semitistische Studien. Leipzig
lt. abr
laut - according to; lutherisch
ltg. abr
liturgisch
Ltg. abr
Leitung; Liturgie
LTh abbr
Library of Theology. London
LTK abbr
Lexikon für Theologie und Kirche. Michael Buchberger, et al., eds, Freiburg, Breisgau
LTQ abbr
Lexington Theological Quarterly.
Luchs (-e)
lynx
Lücke f (-n)
lacuna, gap, break, opening, space, cavity, breach, hole; omission, blank, deficiency
lückenhaft  
gaps; incomplete; fragmentary, lacunal; defective
lückenlos  
without gap; complete; unbroken, uninterrupted; airtight(able)
Luder n (-)
carrion; bait, lure, decoy; low scoundrel, rascal, wretch
Luderleben n
dissolute life
Luft f (-"e)
air, atmosphere, breeze, breath, relief
Luftaufnahme f (-n)
aerial photograph
Luftbild n
an aerial photograph
Luftdruck m
atmospheric pressure
Luftdruckmesser m (-)
barometer
Lufteinwirkung f
effect, action or influence of air
Luftgespinst n (-e)
airy nothing, chimera
Luftperspektive f
aerial perspective
Luftraum m (-"e)
air chamber, air space
Luftröhre f (-n)
trachea, windpipe
Luftziegel m (-)
unbaked, mud brick
Lug m
Lug und Trug - falsehood and deceit
Lüge f (-n)
lie, falsehood, untruth
lügen vi
to lie, tell a lie; to deceive, be false
Lügen n
deceitfulness; lying; L. Agape - mock love feast
Lügenapostel m (-)
false apostle
Lügenbold m (-e)
habitual liar
Lugenfrucht f
fruit of deception
Lügenfürst m
Satan
Lügengebäude n
fabric or web of lies
Lügengeschichte f (-n)
fantastic tale; tale or story lies
Lügengespinst n (-e)
fabric or web lies
Lügengötze m (-n)
false god
lügenhaft  
 lying, false, untrue; deceitful, mendacious
lügenhaftig  
lying, false, untrue; deceitful, mendacious
Lügenhaftigkeit f
mendacity, falseness
Lügenmärchen m (-)
fantastic tale; tale or story of lies
Lügenmaul n (-"er)
brazen or bare-faced liar
Lügenprediger m (-)
deceiver
Lügenpropaganda f
mendacious propaganda
Lügenprophet m (-en)
false prophet
Lügenredner m (-)
liar
Lügentüncher m (-)
forger of lies
Lügenwort n (-e)
deceptive word
Lügner m (-)
liar
Lügner-Antinomie f
liar paradox
lügnerisch  
false; dishonest, lying, untrue
Lügner-Paradoxon n
liar paradox, the paradox of the liar
LuJ abr
Lutherjahrbuch
Luk. abr
Lukas - Luke
lukanish  
Lucan
Lukas m
Luke; das Evangelium des Lukas - the Gospel accoding to Luke
Lukasbild n (-er)
depiction of the Madonna or Christ (believed to have been painted by St. Luke)
Lukasbrüder  
Nazarenes
Lukasbund m
Nazarenes
Lukasevangelium m
Gospel according to St. Luke, Luke's Gospel
lukianisch  
Lucian
Lukrez
Lucretius
Lullus
Lull, Llull, Lullz
LuM abbr
Liturgie und Mönchtum. Münster
Lum. abbr
Lumen. Vitoria
Lumen n (-), abbr
lumen; lunmen light; luminary; Lumen. Charlottenlund u.a.
lumen naturale  
 Latin: light of nature, natural light
luminös  
luminous
Lümmel m (-)
rascal; ruffian
Lump m (-en)
scamp, rascal, scoundrel
Lumpen m (-)
rag
Lumpengesindel n
riffraff, rabble
Lumperei f (-en)
rascality; shabby trick; meanness; trifle
Luna f
Luna (Roman goddess of the moon); (poet) the moon
lunar  
lunar
lünerisch
lying (word, speech, etc.)
Lunge f (-n)
lung
Lupus m
wolf Lupus, (the) wolf; devil
Lure f (-en, -er)
lur; (pl) Myth: Lu
LuS abbr
Lehre und Symbol. Zürich
Lust f (-"e)
pleasure; delight, joy, desire; lust
Lustbarkeit f (-en)
amusement, entertainment; diversion; pleasure, sport
lustbetont  
governed by pleasure (person)
Lustempfindung f
pleasant sensation
lüsten  
craving, longing, or strong desire for something; to covet it
Lüster m (-)
chandelier; luster
Lüstermalerei f
lustre painting
lüstern  
desirous, covetous (of); lustful, lewd; greedy (for)
Lüsternheit f
lasciviousness; lust; greed
Lustgarten m (-")
pleasure grounds; garden or park
Lustgefühl n (-e)
pleasurable sensation
lustig adv, adj
merrily; merry, gay, joyous, jovial, amusing, funny, comical
Lustigkeit f
mirth, gaiety, merriment, fun, jollity
Lustknabe m (-n)
male prostitute
Lustlosigkeit f
dullness, flatness
lustrativ  
lustrative; purifying
lüstrieren  
to lustre
lustrieren  
to lustrate
lüstriert  
lustrous
Lustrum n (-ren, -ra)
lustrum
Lustspiel n (-e)
comedy
luth. abbr
lutherisch - Lutheran
Luth. abbr
Luthertum. Erlangen, u.a.
Luther m
Luther
Lutheraner m (-)
Lutheran
lutheranisch  
Lutheran; die lutheranische Kirche - Lutheran Church
Lutheranische Reformation  f
 Lutheran Reformation
lutheranish  
Lutheran
Lutherbibel f (-n)
Luther Bible; Martin Luther's translation of the Bible
Lutherbild m (-er)
Luther image
lutherisch
Lutheran; die l. Kirche - Lutheran Church
Lutherismus  m
 Lutheranism
Lutherrock m (-"e)
clenial frock coat with a collar (as worn by the Lutheran clergy)
Luthertum n, abbr
Lutheranism; Luthertum. Eine Schriftreihe. Berlin
Lutherübersetzung f
Luther translation
Lutherwort n (-e)
word of Luther, expression of Luther
LuthFor abbr
Lutheran Forum. New York
LuthQ abbr
Lutheran Quarterly. Gettysburg, Pa.
LuthSt abbr
Luther-Studien. Freiburg, Breisgau
Luxas m
luxury, extravagance
lux Dei
Lat: the light of God
lux rationis
Lat: Licht der Vernunft - light of reasoning
luxuriös  
luxurious
Luxus m
luxury; extravagance
Luxusausgabe f (-e)
luxury edition
luzid  
lucid
Luzidität f
second sight; clairvoyance; Lit: lucidity of style
Luzifer m
Lucifer
luziferisch  
Luciferian, satanic
Lv. abr
Leviticus - Leviticus
Lv abr
Leviticus - Leviticus
LV(B) abbr
Lumiere et Vie. Bruges
LV(L) abbr
Lumiere et Vie. Lion
LW abbr
Lutheran World. Geneva
LWB abr
Lutherischer Weltbund
L X abr
Septuaginta
Lydien n
Lydia
lydisch  
Lydian
Lynchjustiz  f
 lynch-law
lyr. abr
lyrisch
Lyra f
lyra, lyre, lira, harp
lyra-artig  
lyrowise
Lyraflügel m (-)
piano lyre
lyraförmig  
lyre-shaped
Lyragitarre f
lyre-guitar
Lyrik f
lyric poetry
Lyriker m (-)
lyric poet
lyrisch  
lyric(al)
lyrisches  
 lyrical
Lyzeum n (-en, -zeen)
Gr: secondary school (for girls); (the Lyceum; (theological) college