Nerv

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German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin nervus, partly via French nerf.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /nɛrf/, [nɛʁf], [nɛɐ̯f]
  • (file)
  • The standard pronunciation is for this stem to be realised with /f/ when the preceding syllable has primary stress (as e.g. in Nerven, entnerven, nervig), but with /v/ when the stress moves forward (as e.g. in nervös, enervieren). However, a minority of speakers may use /v/ in all prevocalic positions. Compare the same in Larve.

Noun[edit]

Nerv m (genitive Nervs or Nerves or Nerven, plural Nerven)

  1. nerve

Declension[edit]

Mixed
Weak

Usage notes[edit]

  • The noun is generally declined according to the mixed pattern. The weak declension is very rare.

Derived terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Nerv” in Duden online