Kleinod

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German[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German kleinōt, kleinœte, kleinœde "small thing". From klein with the suffix -od, Old High German -ōti. It first referred to a finely processed object.

Compare also Heimat, Armut and Zierat.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈklaɪ̯nˌʔoːt/

Noun[edit]

Kleinod n (genitive Kleinods or Kleinodes, plural Kleinode or Kleinodien)

  1. jewel (anything considered precious or valuable)

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Further reading[edit]

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