Acht

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German[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Substantivation of the numeral acht "eight", from Old High German ahtô

Noun[edit]

Acht f (genitive Acht, plural Achten)

  1. the natural number eight
  2. the numeral sign 8
  3. a playing card with the value eight
  4. a figure eight shape; a bicycle wheel bent out of shape
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old High German ahta. Archaic or obsolete, but survives in toponymy.

Noun[edit]

Acht f (genitive Acht, plural Achten)

  1. field
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Etymology 3[edit]

From Old High German ahta. Verbal abstract of achten.

Noun[edit]

Acht f (genitive Acht, no plural)

  1. attention

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Etymology 4[edit]

From Middle High German āhte, from Old High German āhta, from Proto-Germanic *anhtō (persecution). Cognate with Old English ōht (persecution, enmity).

Noun[edit]

Acht f (genitive Acht, no plural)

  1. ban, banishment, outlawry
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