Kampf

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German kampf, from Old High German kampf, from Proto-West Germanic *kamp (battlefield, battle), a borrowing in Proto-West-Germanic from Latin campus. The word originally referred to the “field”, but early on developed the sense “fight” in High German. This is a denotation of the event by the location where it takes place. Cognate to Old English camp.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kam(p)f/, [kampf], [kaɱf]
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

Kampf m (genitive Kampfes or Kampfs, plural Kämpfe)

  1. fight, struggle

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Further reading[edit]

  • Kampf” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • Kampf” in Uni Leipzig: Wortschatz-Lexikon
  • Kampf in Duden online