Gehör

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German gehœre f, from Old High German *gihōra f (attested as acc. sg. kehorun); equivalent to ge- +‎ hören. Compare Dutch gehoor. An originally more common formation was Middle High German gehœrde f, n, from Old High German gihōrida f. The latter is cognate with Old Dutch *gehōrtha (attested as gehortoir, scribal error for dat. sg. gehorton), Old Saxon gihōritha.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɡəˈhøːɐ̯/
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  • Rhymes: -øːɐ̯

Noun[edit]

Gehör n (genitive Gehörs or Gehöres, no plural)

  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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