Mehrheit

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German[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Loan translation (1719) of Dutch meerderheid (± 1600), itself probably a loan translation French pluralité (“majority”, 1559). Old High German mērheit (quality of being more) had no attested continuation. Analyzable as mehr (more) +‎ -heit (-hood).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmeːɐ̯haɪ̯t/ (standard)
  • IPA(key): /ˈmɛɐ̯haɪ̯t/ (by a common merger)
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Noun[edit]

Mehrheit f (genitive Mehrheit, plural Mehrheiten)

  1. majority; bulk
  2. (politics) majority (specified as absolute Mehrheit)
  3. (politics) plurality (specified as relative Mehrheit)

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