Word Origin & History
in ref. to the pre-1933 democratic government of Germany, 1932, from name of city in Thuringia where Ger. constitution was drawn up in 1919. The place name is a compound of O.H.G. wih "holy" + mari "lake." Cf. also Weimaraner, dog breed, 1943, originally bred as a hunting dog in the Weimar region.