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Artillery (German) [edit]

Noun, f[To edit]

[1, 2] artilleryin action
[1, 2] soldiers of the artillerywith a gun

Word separation:

Ar · til·le · rie, plural: Ar · til·le · ri · en


IPA: [ˈaʁtɪləʁiː], also: [aʁtɪləˈʁiː]
Audio samples: artillery (Info)
Rhymes: -iː


[1] Military: the arm of the guns
[2] Military: heavy artillery, artillery


in the 15th century from French artillery→ fr "Gun" borrowed[1]


[1] Guns, artillery

Opposite words:

[1] Infantry (foot troops), cavalry (mounted troops)

Generic terms:

[1] Type of weapon
[2] weapon


[1] Field artillery, fortress artillery, anti-aircraft artillery, foot artillery, mountain artillery, army artillery, coastal artillery, naval artillery
[2] Gun, cannon, howitzer, mortar


[1] "The English artillery is amplified, we hear that immediately. "[2]
[1] "If you were lucky, the Japanese would artillery don't shoot, and maybe not too many snipers were left behind. "[3]
[1] “The next morning I will contact the Artillery, the doctor examines me, shakes my head, I am afraid that I will not be accepted, I say that appearances are deceptive, I am strong and healthy, I want to go to war. "[4]
[1] “At the artillery they should be able to calculate well. "[5]
[1] "The army consists of four branches of arms: the infantry (infantry), the cavalry (cavalry), the artillery (artillery) and the war building industry (genius, engineers), which the latter directs the defense and attack of the permanent places. "(1834)[6]
[2] We have to artillery drive up.

Word formations:

Artillery man, artillery artillery fire, artillery fire, artillery shell, artillery shell, artillery officer, artillery horse, artillery volley, artillery sergeant

Characteristic word combinations:

[1] mounted, light, motorized, mounted, heavy artillery

Translations [edit]

References and further information:

[*] Duden editorial team (editor): Duden, German spelling. In: The Duden in twelve volumes. 25th edition. Volume 1, Dudenverlag, Mannheim / Leipzig / Vienna / Zurich 2009, ISBN 978-3-411-04015-5, "Artillery", page 218.
[1, 2] Wikipedia article "Artillery"
[1, 2] Duden online "Artillery"
[1] Digital dictionary of the German language "Artillery"
[1] University of Leipzig: Vocabulary portal "Artillery"


  1. Friedrich Kluge, edited by Elmar Seebold: Etymological dictionary of the German language. 24th, revised and expanded edition. Walter de Gruyter, Berlin / New York 2001, ISBN 978-3-11-017473-1, DNB 965096742, keyword: "Artillery", page 62.
  2. Erich Maria Remarque: Nothing new in the West. Kiepenheuer & Witsch, Cologne 1993, page 96. ISBN 3-462-01844-2. First published in 1928, as a book in 1929.
  3. Norman Mailer: The naked and the dead. Deutscher Bücherbund, Stuttgart / Hamburg without year, page 19.
  4. Ernst Toller: A youth in Germany. Reclam, Stuttgart 2013, ISBN 978-3-15-018688-6, page 55, first edition 1933.
  5. Walter Kempowski: Reprehensible & Wolff. A bourgeois novel. CW Niemeyer, Hameln 1991, ISBN 3-87585-911-1, page 37. The book was first published in 1971.
  6. Cannabich, Littrow, Sommer, Wimmer, Zeune, after A. Balbis "Abrégé de Géographie": House book of geographical knowledge. A systematic encyclopedia of geography for the needs of the educated of every class. First volume. Güns, 1834, p. XL.