Eigenschaft

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German[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German eigenschaft, from Old High German eiganscaft, eiganskaft, equivalent to eigen (own, adjective) +‎ -schaft (-ship).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈʔaɪ̯ɡn̩ʃaft/
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Noun[edit]

Eigenschaft f (genitive Eigenschaft, plural Eigenschaften)

  1. feature, property, characteristic; quality
    • Sind wir wirklich mehr als die Summe unserer Eigenschaften?
      Are we really more than the sum of our characteristics?
    • Der Mann ohne Eigenschaften
      The Man Without Qualities (novel in three volumes by Robert Musil (1930-42))

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