Herkunft

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

her- +‎ kunft, from kommen. The second element's spelling development is similar to Abkunft.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈheːɐ̯kʊnft]
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

Herkunft f (genitive Herkunft, plural Herkünfte)

  1. origin, source
  2. descent (lineage or hereditary derivation)
    Meine Familie sind germanischer Herkunft.
    My family are of Germanic heritage.
  3. etymology (origin of a word)

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Further reading[edit]

  • Herkunft in Duden online
  • Herkunft in DWDS (Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache)