Gefahr

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German gevāre, gevære, from Old High German fāra, from Proto-Germanic *fērō. Cognate with English fear.

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  • IPA(key): /ɡəˈfaːɐ̯/
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Noun[edit]

Gefahr f (genitive Gefahr, plural Gefahren)

  1. danger, hazard, peril, risk
    • 1931, Arthur Schnitzler, Flucht in die Finsternis, S. Fischer Verlag, page 125:
      Niemand konnte ihn hier vermuten, er hatte das Gefühl vollkommener Sicherheit, von keiner Seite drohte irgendwelche Gefahr.
      Nobody could suppose him to be here, he had the feeling of complete security, from no side did any danger threaten him.
  2. threat

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