Mund

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German[edit]

Etymology[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.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Mund m ‎(genitive Mundes or Munds, plural Münder)

  1. mouth

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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.

Noun[edit]

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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