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What Does 'Borussia' Mean?  
User currently offlineLHMARK From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 46
Posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 12794 times:

The Bundsliga has clubs named Borussia Dortmund and Borussia Moenchengladbach. What is the significance of "Borussia?"


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User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 1, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 12782 times:

Borussia is the Latin word for Prussia (or Preussen in German). Möchengladbach and Dortmund must have been part of the Western Prussia, hence why they took that name.

User currently offlineF4phantom From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2006, 104 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 12778 times:

it stands for surrender hahahaha

User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 12778 times:

Borussia is the Latin name for Prussia, see this explanation (in German) from the Borussia Dortmund website.

And by the way: Es gibt nur eine Borussia... Borussia Dortmund!  Wink

Patrick


User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11953 posts, RR: 46
Reply 4, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 12725 times:

In german class at school we drifted onto the subject of sports, and as part of this subject our teacher showed us a video about a group of people who went to see Bayern Munchen at Olympiastadion. Sure we learned the word for "team" and "referee", but those were mainly drowned out by shouts of "HEEEEY! SCHEISSE, WAS IST DAS??? OLEEEE OLE OLE OLEEEE... Argh! Mein opa spielt besser!!!"

etc...  Smile

Thom@s



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User currently offlineRara From Germany, joined Jan 2007, 2089 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 12676 times:

These clubs were named when nationalist sentiment was strong in the newly founded empire... though Dortmund and Mönchengladback historically aren't part of Prussia, they emphasized the "Prussian virtues" in the naming of the clubs.

Note also "Alemania Aachen", also playing in the Bundesliga this year; that name refers to the Alamanni, an ancient Germanic tribe.



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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26495 posts, RR: 75
Reply 6, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 12675 times:

Quoting Rara (Reply 5):
Note also "Alemania Aachen", also playing in the Bundesliga this year; that name refers to the Alamanni, an ancient Germanic tribe.

Not to mention's Aachen's proximity to Francophone nations.



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