Acker

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See also: acker and Äcker

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A multilingual topograph originating from either the Old High German ackar (field), or from the Middle English aker (field). Both surnames derive from Proto-Germanic *akraz (field) Proto-Indo-European *h₂éǵros (field); though in the case of the English surname it more immediately derived from Old English æcer. "Acker" also may pertain to an Ashkenazi Jewish surname that too descends from Old High German's ackar.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Acker

  1. A surname​.
  2. nickname from the Somerset slang for "friend" or "mate", e.g. Acker Bilk

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German acker, from Old High German ackar (field), from Proto-Germanic *akraz (field), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂éǵros (field).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈʔakɐ/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

Acker m (genitive Ackers, plural Äcker, diminutive Äckerchen n or Äckerlein n or Aeckerchen n or Aeckerlein n)

  1. field (wide, open space used to grow crops)

Declension[edit]

In older typography also:

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Further reading[edit]

  • Acker in Duden online
  • Acker in Kluge's Etymological Dictionary of the German Language, 1891