Ernst

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See also: ernst

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from German Ernst, a medieval royal name in Germany, from Old High German ernust (vigor, strife), from Proto-Germanic *ernustuz. Doublet of earnest.

Proper noun[edit]

Ernst

  1. A surname​.

Anagrams[edit]


Danish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Ernst

  1. A male given name, equivalent to English Ernest.

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Faroese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Ernst m

  1. A male given name

Usage notes[edit]

Patronymics

  • son of Ernst: Ernstsson
  • daughter of Ernst: Ernstsdóttir

Declension[edit]

Singular
Indefinite
Nominative Ernst
Accusative Ernst
Dative Ernsti
Genitive Ernsts

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Nominal usage of the adjective ernst

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɛʁnst/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

Ernst m (genitive Ernstes or Ernsts, no plural)

  1. earnestness, seriousness
  2. (with personal pronoun, idiomatic) a serious statement, a seriously meant action
    Ist das dein Ernst?
    Are you serious? (Lit.: Is that your serious opinion?)
    Das ist mein Ernst, wenn ich sage, dass dieser Rock zu kurz ist.
    I mean it when I say this skirt is too short.

Declension[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Ernst

  1. A male given name, feminine equivalent Erna, equivalent to English Ernest

Further reading[edit]

  • Ernst” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • Ernst in Kluge's Etymological Dictionary of the German Language, 1891

Norwegian[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Ernst

  1. A male given name, feminine equivalent Erna, equivalent to English Ernest.

Swedish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Ernst c (genitive Ernsts)

  1. A male given name, feminine equivalent Erna, equivalent to English Ernest.