Freude

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Etymology[edit]

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

Cognate with Dutch vreugde (joy), German Low German Freid (joy), Swedish fröjd (delight; rejoicing). Compare also Danish fryd (joy), Norwegian fryd (joy).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈfʀɔɪ̯də/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: Freu‧de

Noun[edit]

Freude f (genitive Freude, plural Freuden)

  1. joy, happiness

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