Freude

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German[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German vrowede, from Old High German frouwida, frewida, from Proto-Germanic *frawiþō (joy), *frawaz (joyous), from Proto-Indo-European *prew- (to jump; hop).

Cognate with Dutch vreugde (joy), Low German Froide (Paderbornisch) / Freude (Münsterländisch), German Low German Freid (joy), Swedish fröjd (delight; rejoicing), Danish fryd (joy), Norwegian fryd (joy).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈfʁɔʏ̯də/
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  • Hyphenation: Freu‧de

Noun[edit]

Freude f (genitive Freude, plural Freuden)

  1. joy, happiness
    Antonym: Leid

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Further reading[edit]

  • Freude” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • Freude” in Uni Leipzig: Wortschatz-Lexikon
  • Freude” in Duden online
  • Wikipedia-logo.svg Freude on the German Wikipedia.Wikipedia de