dunkel

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German tunkel, from Old High German tunkal, tuncal (dark), from Proto-Germanic *dunkalaz (dark), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰengw- (to smoke, fume). The voiced onset is first attested in late Middle High German dunkel; it establishes itself in early modern German through German Low German influence. Cognates include Middle Low German dunker (dark) and Dutch donker.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈdʊŋkəl/, [ˈdʊŋkəl], [ˈdʊŋkl̩]
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Adjective[edit]

dunkel (comparative dunkler, superlative am dunkelsten)

  1. dark
    Im Winter wird es früher dunkel. — In the winter, it gets dark earlier.
    Das dunkle Rot gefällt mir besser. — I like the dark red better.

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Verb[edit]

dunkel

  1. First-person singular present of dunkeln.
  2. Imperative singular of dunkeln.

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