[Sca-cooks] Meaning of weitergart (Mod. Germ.)
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.
> Urtatim [that's err-tah-TEEM]
> the persona formerly known as Anahita
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