Mord

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German mord.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /mɔʁt/, [mɔʁt], [mɔɐ̯t]
  • Hyphenation: Mord

Noun[edit]

Mord m (genitive Mordes or Mords, plural Morde)

  1. murder

Usage notes[edit]

In English, a phrase like “Peter's murder” is ambiguous as it can mean either “the murder that Peter committed” or “the murder by which Peter was killed”. In German, „Peters Mord” can only mean the former. The latter is expressed as „der Mord an Peter“ or by using the word Ermordung („Peters Ermordung”).

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External links[edit]

  • Mord in Duden online