Gift

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German[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old High German gift (gift, something given), from Proto-Germanic *giftiz, which is a derivation of Proto-Germanic *gebaną (to give). Related to English gift.[1]

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Noun[edit]

Gift n (genitive Gifts or Giftes, plural Gifte)

  1. poison
    • 2010, Der Spiegel, issue 31/2010, page 49:
      Der Mann ist Toxikologe, ein Experte für Gift. Er arbeitet für ein Pharma-Unternehmen.
      The man is a toxicologist, an expert on poison. He works for a pharmaceutical business.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Kluge, Friedrich (1989), “Gift”, in Elmar Seebold, editor, Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache [Etymological dictionary of the German language] (in German), 22nd edition, ISBN 3-11-006800-1