König

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German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkøːnɪç/ (standard)
  • IPA(key): /ˈkøːnɪk/ (most speakers in southern Germany, Austria, and Switzerland)
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Etymology[edit]

From Old High German kuning, akin to Old Saxon kuning, Old English cyning (whence English king), Old Norse konungr, Finnish and Estonian kuningas, Russian князь (knjaz’), all from Proto-Germanic *kuningaz (the last three being borrowings by non-Germanic languages). Compare Dutch koning, Danish konge.

Noun[edit]

König m (genitive Königs or Königes, plural Könige)

  1. king (monarch, chess, card games)

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Proper noun[edit]

König ? (genitive Königs)

  1. A common surname originating as a nickname.

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