Kauf

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German kouf, from Proto-Germanic *kaupaz, *kaupô (inn-keeper, merchant), Proto-Germanic *kaupōną, *kaupijaną (to buy, purchase), from Latin caupo (tradesman, innkeeper, huckster), cauponari (to traffic, trade), caupo (tradesman, inn-keeper), from Proto-Indo-European *kaup-, *ḱaup-, *kwap-, *ḱwap- (merchant), related to Ancient Greek κάπηλος (kápēlos, huckster). Cognate with English cheap, North Frisian keap (purchase), West Frisian keap (purchase, buy, acquisition), Dutch koop (buy, purchase, deal), kopen (to buy, purchase, shop), Low German kopen (to buy), Swedish köp (bargain, purchase), köpa (to buy, purchase), Icelandic kaup (purchase, bargain), kaupa (to purchase), Finnish kauppa (shop).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Kauf m

  1. purchase

External links[edit]

  • Kauf in Duden online