bedemand

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From bede (to ask, invite) +‎ mand (man). Originally a man who arranged baptisms, weddings and funerals, and personally extended the invitations.[1][2]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /beːdəman/, [ˈb̥eːðəˌmanˀ]

Noun[edit]

bedemand c (singular definite bedemanden, plural indefinite bedemænd)

  1. funeral director, mortician, undertaker

Inflection[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bedemand i Den Danske Ordbog
  2. ^ Bedemand i Ordbog over det danske Sprog