Herd

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German herd, from Proto-Germanic *herþaz, from Proto-Indo-European *ker- (heat; fire). Cognate with English hearth, Dutch haard, Swedish härd.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /heːɐ̯t/ (standard)
  • IPA(key): /hɛɐ̯t/ (common)

Noun[edit]

Herd m (genitive Herds or Herdes, plural Herde)

  1. stove, cooker
  2. (dated) fireplace, hearth
  3. (figuratively) the household as the traditional workplace of women
    Frauen gehören an den Herd.
    Women belong in the household.

Usage notes[edit]

The sense “fireplace” is still common in the compound Herdfeuer.

Declension[edit]

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External links[edit]

  • Herd in Duden online