Kind

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German[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German kint, from Old High German kind, from Proto-Germanic *kindą, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵenh₁- (to give birth), cognate to Dutch kind, Latin gēns and genus.

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Kind n (genitive Kindes or Kinds, plural Kinder or Kinders, diminutive Kindchen n or Kindlein n)

  1. child (young person)
  2. offspring (person, with regard to position in a family)
    Er war das zweitgeborene Kind in der Familie.
    Er ist das Kind zweier blinder Eltern.
    He is the child of two blind parents.

Usage notes[edit]

  • The normal plural is Kinder.
  • The double plural Kinders is used colloquially chiefly in Low German areas (northern Germany). It is most often heard as a vocative, either actually referring to a group of children, or figuratively: Kinders, wie die Zeit vergeht! − “Boy, how time flies!”

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  • Kind in Duden online

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Noun[edit]

Kind n (plural Kinner or Kinder or Kinga or variants thereof, depending on dialect)

  1. (in most dialects, including Low Prussian) (human) child
  2. (in most dialects, including Low Prussian) offspring (person, with regard to position in a family)

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