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See also: mund and mund'



  • IPA(key): /mʊnt/
  • Rhymes: -ʊnt
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Etymology 1[edit]

From Old High German mund, from Proto-Germanic *munþaz, from Proto-Indo-European *ment-. Cognate with Low German Mund, Dutch mond, English mouth, Danish mund.


Mund m (genitive Mundes or Munds, plural Münder, diminutive Münd­chen n or Münd­lein n)

  1. mouth of a person
Derived terms[edit]
See also[edit]
  • Maul, mouth of an animal

Etymology 2[edit]

From an earlier Munt, from Proto-Germanic *mundō. The retention of /d/ in the combination /nd/ is a signature of northern High German dialects and only becomes widespread after a period in the Middle Ages where the southern reflex /nt/ is favoured in southern writings.


Mund f (genitive Mund, plural Munde)

  1. (obsolete) hand
  2. (obsolete) legal protection
Usage notes[edit]
  • Due to conflation with the masculine noun, combined nouns based on this one are also masculine.
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