Fürst

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Etymology[edit]

From Old High German furisto, from the substantivised weak inflection of Proto-Germanic *furistaz (first).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Fürst m (genitive Fürsten, plural Fürsten)

  1. prince

Usage notes[edit]

  • Fürst is a title which is held by the ruler of a principality or the head of a noble family. The (non-reigning) descendants of a reigning monarch or Fürst hold the title of Prinz (prince) or Prinzessin (princess).

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