Anfang

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See also: anfang and ānfàng

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  • Anf. (abbreviation)

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From Middle High German anvanc, anevanc, from Old High German anafang. See German anfangen, English fang.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈanfaŋ/
    (file)
  • Hyphenation: An‧fang

Noun[edit]

Anfang m (genitive Anfangs or Anfanges, plural Anfänge)

  1. start, beginning, origin
    • 1534, Martin Luther, translation of Genesis 1:1:
      Am Anfang schuf Gott Himmel und Erde.
      In the beginning, God created heaven and earth.

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