Furcht

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German vorht, vorhte, from Old High German forhta, forahta, from Proto-Germanic *furhtį̄ (fear), from Proto-Indo-European *perg- (to frighten; fear). More at fright.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /fʊʁçt/, [fʊʁçt], [fʊɐ̯çt]
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

Furcht f (genitive Furcht, plural Fürchte)

  1. fear, fright

Usage notes[edit]

  • The plural Fürchte is rare and may be felt as incorrect by many speakers. Befürchtungen tends to be used instead.
  • See Angst for notes on the distinction between Furcht and this (widely synonymic) word.

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