Niedertracht

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Etymology[edit]

Back-formation from niederträchtig. Related with tragen in the archaic sense “to behave” (compare betragen). Not related with trachten (to seek, strive), though it may now be associated with it (“mean, base striving”, as it were).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈniːdɐˌtʁaχt]
  • Hyphenation: Nie‧der‧tracht
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Noun[edit]

Niedertracht f (genitive Niedertracht, no plural)

  1. malice, perfidy, infamy, ignominy

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