Leumund

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German liumunt, from Old High German hliumunt, from Proto-Germanic *hleumundaz (reputation). The full vowel -u- in the unstressed syllable was preserved due to popular association with unrelated Mund (mouth).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈlɔʏ̯mʊnt/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

Leumund m (genitive Leumundes, no plural)

  1. (literary) reputation; reports about someone; opinions about someone
    Wir haben uns nach ihm erkundigt und er hatte einen guten Leumund.
    We’ve made enquiries about him and the reports were positive.

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