Pfründe

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German pfrüende, pfruonde, from Old High German phruonta, from (early) Medieval Latin provenda, alteration of Latin praebenda.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpfʁʏndə/ (standard)
  • IPA(key): /ˈfʁʏndə/ (most northern and central German speakers)
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

Pfründe f (genitive Pfründe, plural Pfründen)

  1. (Christianity, historical) benefice (income attached to an ecclesiastical function)
  2. (figuratively, literary) lucrative position or possession

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