Kauf

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German kouf, from Proto-Germanic *kaupaz, *kaupô ‎(inn-keeper, merchant), Proto-Germanic *kaupōną, *kaupijaną ‎(to buy, purchase), from Latin caupo ‎(tradesman, innkeeper, huckster), cauponari ‎(to traffic, trade), caupo ‎(tradesman, inn-keeper), from Proto-Indo-European *kaup-, *ḱaup-, *kwap-, *ḱwap- ‎(merchant), related to Ancient Greek κάπηλος ‎(kápēlos, huckster). Cognate with English cheap, North Frisian keap ‎(purchase), West Frisian keap ‎(purchase, buy, acquisition), Dutch koop ‎(buy, purchase, deal), kopen ‎(to buy, purchase, shop), Low German kopen ‎(to buy), Swedish köp ‎(bargain, purchase), köpa ‎(to buy, purchase), Icelandic kaup ‎(purchase, bargain), kaupa ‎(to purchase), Finnish kauppa ‎(shop).

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Noun[edit]

Kauf m ‎(genitive Kaufs or Kaufes, plural Käufe)

  1. purchase

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External links[edit]

  • Kauf in Duden online