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See also: hass, háss, häss, and Haß


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From Old High German haz, from Proto-Germanic *hataz (compare Dutch haat, English hate, Danish had). Cognate with Gothic 𐌷𐌰𐍄𐌹𐍃 (hatis), Old Norse hatr, Old English hete, Old Saxon heti.[1]


  • IPA(key): [has]
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -as


Hass m (genitive Hasses, no plural)

  1. hatred, hate
    • 19th century, Johann Nepomuk Nestroy, quoted in Zitate von berühmten Persönlichkeiten zur Eisenbahn, 19 April 2013:
      Der Hass des Zimmermalers gegen den Spaliermacher, der Hass des Wechslers gegen den Millionär und der Hass des Landkutschers gegen die Eisenbahn dürften so ziemlich die drei größten Hässe auf Erden sein.
      The hatred of the room painter for the tapestry maker, the hatred of the money lender for the millionaire and the hatred of the coachman for the railroad must surely be the three greatest hatreds on earth.
    • Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
      Der heilige Hass
      Holy Hatred



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  1. ^ Friedrich Kluge (1883) , “Haß”, in John Francis Davis, transl., Etymological Dictionary of the German Language, published 1891

Further reading[edit]

  • Hass” in Duden online

Pennsylvania German[edit]


Compare German Hass, Dutch haat, English hate.


Hass m

  1. hate, hatred
  2. spite