[Sca-cooks] Meaning of weitergart (Mod. Germ.)

Terry Decker t.d.decker at att.net
Fri Aug 13 20:52:27 PDT 2010

Weiter is essentially later and a common prefix in German, an expression of 
continuance.  Gart appears to be the past participle of ga:ren, a verb 
meaning to ferment, effervesce or work.

I would have said that gar, meaning cooked (an expression of doneness, nicht 
gar meaning undercooked), fits better, but it is an adjective and AFAIK does 
not have a tense shift.


> This concerns modern German. I can translate this whole sentence except 
> the word weitergart. I have found the word on the web in German language 
> pages, but i cannot find a definition for it.
> (i have changed special characters, sz is obviously esszet, while a: = a 
> with umlaut).
> Das Feuer musz so [gering] eingerichtet werden, dasz das Gericht bis
> zum Morgen weitergart und, wenn es fertig ist, nicht angebrannt, sondern 
> weich und nur leicht gebra:unt ist.
> Thanks
> -- 
> Urtatim [that's err-tah-TEEM]
> the persona formerly known as Anahita

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