Goethe

biographical name
Goe·​the | \ ˈgər-tə How to pronounce Goethe (audio) , ˈgə-tə, ˈgœ-tə \

Definition of Goethe

Johann Wolfgang von 1749–1832 German poet and dramatist

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Goethean \ ˈgər-​tē-​ən How to pronounce Goethe (audio) , ˈgə-​ , ˈgœ-​ \ adjective

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“Goethe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Goethe. Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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