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See also: dorf
From Middle High German dorf, from Old High German dorf, thorph, from Proto-Germanic *þurpą. Doublet of Truppe (English troop). Cognate with Old Dutch thorp (modern Dutch dorp), Old Saxon thorp, Old English þorp (archaic English thorp).
- IPA(key): /dɔrf/, [dɔʁf], [dɔrf], [dɔɐ̯f], [dɔːf]
- In parts of western Germany, the /f/ is commonly voiced to /v/ in derivatives from placenames (like Düsseldorfer, düsseldorfisch), but not in forms of the common noun.
- Rhymes: -ɔʁf
- village (rural habitation of size between a hamlet and a town)
- (figurative) backwater (remote place; somewhere that remains unaffected by new events, progresses, ideas, etc.)
Declension of Dorf