Obst

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German obez, from Old High German obez, obaz (fruit), from Proto-Germanic *ubatją (fruit, produce, increase), from a compound whose first element represents Proto-Indo-European *obʰi-, *ebʰi-, *bʰi- (on, toward, from, by), and whose second element is Proto-Germanic *at, *ēta- (edibles, food), from Proto-Germanic *etaną (to eat), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁ed- (to eat). Cognate with English ovest (mast), Middle Low German ōvet, āvet, ōft (fruit), Low German Aaft (fruits), Dutch ooft (fruits). More at ovest.

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Noun[edit]

Obst n (genitive Obstes or Obsts, no plural)

  1. fruit
    Heute esse ich nur Obst. ― Today I only eat fruit.

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External links[edit]

  • Obst in Duden online