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Quick question for German speakers:

I found Herrlichkeit on the internet. Is this the best translation for the English word glory?

We're describing military glory, of course.

Thank you. Danke schön.
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It would be Glorreich. E.g. Glorreicher Kämpfer for glorious fighter.
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OK! That was fast. Merci.
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pete belli wrote:

Quick question for German speakers:

I found Herrlichkeit on the internet. Is this the best translation for the English word glory?

We're describing military glory, of course.

Thank you. Danke schön.

I would think that military glory, in the sense of fame and reputation, would be Ruhm.
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leroy43 wrote:
It would be Glorreich. E.g. Glorreicher Kämpfer for glorious fighter.


Isn't that more "glory" in a more aesthetic or monarchial sense? What about gloria, as per Preussens Gloria
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leroy43 wrote:
It would be Glorreich. E.g. Glorreicher Kämpfer for glorious fighter.


Isn't that more "glory" in a more aesthetic or monarchial sense? What about gloria, as per Preussens Gloria
"glorreich" means "glorious", while "Gloria" isn't a German word, per se, but rather a Latin word that a German might use to elevate an expression.
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Michael Poplawski wrote:
pete belli wrote:

Quick question for German speakers:

I found Herrlichkeit on the internet. Is this the best translation for the English word glory?

We're describing military glory, of course.

Thank you. Danke schön.

I would think that military glory, in the sense of fame and reputation, would be Ruhm.

Yes, I think Ruhm is more appropriate.
E.g.:
Paths of Glory = Wege zum Ruhm
Days of Glory = Tage des Ruhms

Herrlichkeit is more appropriate in a biblical sense.

Pracht is also possible (in the sense of splendour).

Glorie is another possible translation but also more in a religious sense or in the sense of "high renown", splendour.

So, I would go with Ruhm for military purposes.
For 18th or 19th century warfare Glorie could be considered, too.
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Cheers.

A great example of how nuanced written German can be. I regret that I stopped practicing it, though this makes me want to try and pick it up again, all that untranslated Hegel isn't going to read itself after all.
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Thanks for all of these responses.
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I kind of like Pracht myself -but who knows? The concept is an oxymoron.
 
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