Gehör

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German gehœre, from Old High German *gihōra (attested as acc. sg. kehorun). Equivalent to ge- +‎ hören; compare Dutch gehoor. This was a less common byform of Middle High German gehœrde, from Old High German gihōrida, itself cognate with Old Dutch *gehōrtha (attested as gehortoir, error for dat. sg. gehorton) and Old Saxon gihōritha. All of these words were originally feminines, but became neuter by analogy with collectives in ge- (first attested in Middle High German gehœrde alongside the feminine).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɡəˈhøːr/, [ɡəˈhøːɐ̯], [-ˈhœɐ̯]
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  • Rhymes: -øːɐ̯

Noun[edit]

Gehör n (strong, genitive Gehörs or Gehöres, plural Gehöre)

  1. hearing (sense or faculty of perceiving and interpreting sound)
  2. (in certain constructions) attention, being heard, being listened to
    sich Gehör verschaffento make oneself heard
    Gehör findento be heard, to be appreciated (opinion, idea etc.)

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Descendants[edit]

  • Norwegian Bokmål: gehør

Further reading[edit]

  • Gehör” in Duden online
  • Gehör” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache