Hund

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German[edit]

Ein Labradorhund - A Labrador

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German hunt, from Proto-Germanic *hundaz, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱwn̥tós, derived from Proto-Indo-European *ḱwṓ (dog). Near cognates include Dutch hond, English hound, Danish hund, Icelandic hundur, and Gothic 𐌷𐌿𐌽𐌳𐍃 (hunds).

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Noun[edit]

Hund m (genitive Hundes or Hunds, plural Hunde or Hünde, diminutive Hündchen n)

  1. dog, hound
    • 1929, Kurt Tucholsky, Das Lächeln der Mona Lisa (Sammelband), Ernst Rowohlt Verlag, page 138:
      Ein Hund bellt, wenn er mit den Sinnen etwas wahrgenommen hat; daraufhin, weil ihn sein Bellen erschreckt und aufregt, und des weiteren, weil sich das wahrgenommene Objekt um ihn kümmert, nicht um ihn kümmert oder davonläuft.
      A dog barks when he has perceived something with the senses; thereupon, because his barking scares and upsets him, and furthermore, because the perceived object looks after him, does not look after him, or runs away.
  2. mean person
    ein gemeiner Hund

Usage notes[edit]

  • The normal plural is Hunde.
  • The plural Hünde is used to some degree in dialects and colloquial varieties, chiefly in southern and western Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Compare Luxembourgish Hond (plural: Hënn).

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External links[edit]

  • Hund in Duden online

German Low German[edit]

Low German Wikipedia has an article on:

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Alternative forms[edit]

  • Hunt (Noord-Barnimsch, Waldeggsch)

Noun[edit]

Hund m (plural Hunnen or Hunn)

  1. dog
  2. mining car

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