Blut und Boden

German phrase (1)
Blut und Bo·​den | \ ˈblüt-u̇nt-ˈbō-dᵊn How to pronounce Blut und Boden (audio) \

Definition of Blut und Boden

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: blood and soil signifying a mystical bond between Germans and their land

Blut und Ehre

German phrase (2)
\ ˈblüt-u̇nt-ˈer-ə How to pronounce Blut und Ehre (audio) \

Definition of Blut und Ehre (Entry 2 of 3)

: blood and honor motto of the Hitler Youth organization

Blut und Eisen

German phrase (3)
Blut und Ei·​sen | \ ˈblüt-u̇nt-ˈī-zᵊn How to pronounce Blut und Eisen (audio) \

Definition of Blut und Eisen (Entry 3 of 3)

: blood and iron : military force

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appealing forcibly to the mind or reason

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