Eigenheit

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

eigen +‎ -heit

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈaɪ̯ɡənhaɪ̯t/

Noun[edit]

Eigenheit f (genitive Eigenheit, plural Eigenheiten)

  1. singularity (the state of being singular, distinct, peculiar, uncommon or unusual)
  2. behavior, mannerism (a distinctive behavioral trait)
    Es brauchte seine Zeit, bis er sich an die Eigenheiten der Menschen im neuen Land gewöhnt hatte.
    It took a little while for him to get used to the behavior of people in the new country.

Synonyms[edit]

External links[edit]