Hüfte

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Etymology[edit]

From early modern German Hüfte (hips), plural of Huft (hip), itself with paragogic -t from Middle High German huf, from Old High German huf, from Proto-Germanic *hupiz, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱeu̯bh₂-. Cognate with Dutch heup, English hip, Danish hofte.

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Hüfte f (genitive Hüfte, plural Hüften)

  1. (anatomy) hip; hips

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  • The German singular may refer to a person’s left or right hip, or to both hips collectively. Hence, one can say that someone has eine breite Hüfte or breite Hüften (“wide hips”) with no change in meaning.

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