Kaufmann

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Historically from Middle High German koufman, from Old High German koufman, from Proto-Germanic *kaupamann-, equivalent to kaufen +‎ Mann.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkaʊ̯fˌman/
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Noun[edit]

Kaufmann m (genitive Kaufmannes or Kaufmanns, plural Kaufmänner or Kaufleute, female Kauffrau)

  1. merchant, businessman, trader (male or of unspecified gender)

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Kaufmann m or f (genitive Kaufmanns)

  1. An occupational surname​.

Symbol[edit]

Kaufmann

  1. (Germany, military) The letter K from the Deutschland Buchstabiertafel, the phonetic alphabet of Germany

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