echt

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English[edit]

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From German echt (real).

Adjective[edit]

echt (comparative more echt, superlative most echt)

  1. proper, real, genuine, true to type
    • 2009 January 18, Ross Douthat, “When Buckley Met Reagan”:
      An echt Burkean with a snob’s disdain for the contemporary Republican Party, Hart hinted at a road not taken [] .

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch echt, from Old Dutch *ēhaft. Cognate to German echt.[1]

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Adjective[edit]

echt (comparative echter, superlative echtst)

  1. authentic, genuine, real

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Adverb[edit]

echt

  1. really

Noun[edit]

echt n (uncountable)

  1. reality, real life
    We konden hem in het echt ontmoeten.
    We could meet him in reality.

Synonyms[edit]

echt m (uncountable)

  1. marriage

In de echt verbinden, to bind in matrimony

References[edit]

  1. ^ J. de Vries & F. de Tollenaere, "Etymologisch Woordenboek", Uitgeverij Het Spectrum, Utrecht, 1986 (14de druk)

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Middle Low German echt (lawful, pertaining to the law), related to Old High German ēhaft.

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Adjective[edit]

echt (comparative echter, superlative am echtesten)

  1. authentic, genuine, real

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External links[edit]

  • echt in Duden online