Amt

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German ambahte, ambehte, ambet, from Old High German ambahti, ambaht, from Celtic. The Middle High German contracted form ambet develops quite regularly, via also attested ammet or ambt, into modern German Amt. Cognate with Dutch ambacht and ambt.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Amt n ‎(genitive Amts or Amtes, plural Ämter)

  1. agency; department; office (state institution responsible for specified concerns)
  2. office; post (public function, e.g. of a civil servant)
  3. (Roman Catholicism, chiefly in compounds) mass; office

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External links[edit]

  • Amt in Duden online