Gebärde

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German gebærde, from Old High German gibārida, gibāridī (demeanor, behavior, character), from Proto-Germanic *gabērijaną, *gabarjaną (to conduct oneself, behave). Cognate with dialectal German Bärde, German Low German Gebarr, Dutch gebaarde, Middle English bærde, beard, beorde (conduct, bearing).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɡəˈbɛːɐ̯də/ (standard; used naturally in western Germany and Switzerland)
  • IPA(key): /ɡəˈbeːɐ̯də/ (overall more common; particularly northern and eastern regions)
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  • Hyphenation: Ge‧bär‧de

Noun[edit]

Gebärde f (genitive Gebärde, plural Gebärden)

  1. any gesture of the body
  2. (sign language) a gesture used in sign language

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