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

Volker Bach carlton_bach at yahoo.de
Fri Aug 13 21:52:42 PDT 2010

--- Terry Decker <t.d.decker at att.net> schrieb am Sa, 14.8.2010:

> Von: Terry Decker <t.d.decker at att.net>
> Betreff: Re: [Sca-cooks] Meaning of weitergart (Mod. Germ.)
> An: "Cooks within the SCA" <sca-cooks at lists.ansteorra.org>
> Datum: Samstag, 14. August, 2010 05:52 Uhr
> 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.

German is wonderful - you can have a verb from almost any adjective. This one is indeed 'garen' (no umlaut), and it does mean the cooking process.



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