-tum

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German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German -tuom, from Old High German -tuom. Cognate with English -dom, Dutch -dom, Swedish -dom.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /tuːm/, [tʰuːm]

Suffix[edit]

-tum n

  1. A suffix used to derive abstracta: -dom.

Usage notes[edit]

This suffix has the plural -tümer, which is pronounced IPA(key): /tyːmɐ/, [tʰyːmɐ].

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ “-tum” in: Friedrich Kluge, “Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache” , 22. Auflage, 1989, bearbeitet von Elmar Seebold, ISBN 3-11-006800-1