Fraktur

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

Fraktur (plural Frakturs)

  1. Alternative letter-case form of fraktur

German[edit]

Fraktur type. Detail from the dedication page of Goethe's Faust, a 1920 edition.

Etymology[edit]

From Latin fractūra (break).

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Noun[edit]

Fraktur f (genitive Fraktur, plural Frakturen)

  1. (medicine) fracture (bone, etc.)
  2. (typography) Fraktur, a traditional German subgroup of black letter typefaces, used for most German texts printed in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland until World War II.
    Die Fraktur iſt eine Schriftart aus der Gruppe der gebrochenen Schriften.
    Fraktur is a script belonging to the group of blackletter typefaces.

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