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I. Religious Studies

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The words for time denote in different languages, according to their etymological derivation and symbolic semantic field, different ways of dividing natural and cultural forms of progression and sequences of events into parts separated and distinguished from one another. The German word for time, Zeit, comes from Old High German zīt; “divide (up)”, from the root *dāi,…

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Mohn, Jürgen, Koch, Klaus, Frey, Jörg, Zachhuber, Johannes, Mesch, Walter, , Christoph Schwöbel, Schweitzer, Friedrich and Gerhards, Albert, “Time”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 16 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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