Hof

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See also: hof and hóf

English[edit]

English Wikipedia has an article on:
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Proper noun[edit]

Hof

  1. A city in Bavaria, Germany

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First attested as HOF (HET) in 1844. Derived from hof (farmstead, homestead).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: Hof

Proper noun[edit]

Hof n

  1. A neighbourhood of Bergeijk, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands.

German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • Hoff (in family names, otherwise obsolete)

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German hof, from Old High German hof, from Proto-West Germanic *hof, from Proto-Germanic *hufą (hill, farm). See there for cognates.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /hoːf/ (standard)
  • IPA(key): /hɔf/ (northern and western Germany; becoming rare)
  • (file)
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

Hof m (strong, genitive Hofes or Hofs, plural Höfe, diminutive Höfchen n)

  1. yard, court, courtyard (open area by a house or enclosed by houses)
    Der Hof hinter unserm Haus ist mit Schiefer gepflastert.
    The yard behind our house is paved with slate.
  2. court (residence and entourage of a nobleman)
    Am Hof des Königs gab es ständige Intrigen.
    There were constant intrigues at the king's court.
  3. farmyard (central area of a farm, excluding the fields)
    Das Essen wird den Arbeitern ins Feld gebracht, damit sie erst abends auf den Hof zurückkommen müssen.
    The workers are served food in the fields, so that they needn’t come back to the farmyard before the evening.
  4. (by extension) farm, agricultural enterprise
    Wenn mein Sohn den Hof nicht übernimmt, muss ich verkaufen.
    If my son doesn’t take over the farm, I’ll have to sell it.

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Descendants[edit]

  • English: hof

Proper noun[edit]

Hof n (proper noun, genitive Hofs or (optionally with an article) Hof)

  1. A city in Bavaria

Further reading[edit]

  • Hof” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • Hof” in Uni Leipzig: Wortschatz-Lexikon
  • Hof” in Duden online
  • Wikipedia-logo.svg Hof on the German Wikipedia.Wikipedia de

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia no

Proper noun[edit]

Hof

  1. A former municipality of Vestfold, Norway, which was merged into Holmestrand municipality on 1 January 2018.

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nn

Proper noun[edit]

Hof

  1. A former municipality of Vestfold, Norway, which was merged into Holmestrand municipality on 1 January 2018.

Pennsylvania German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German and Old High German hof, from Proto-West Germanic *hof, from Proto-Germanic *hufą (hill, farm). Compare German Hof.

Noun[edit]

Hof m (plural Heef)

  1. yard
  2. farm place