Risiko

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed in the 16th century from older Italian risico (contemporary rischio). Further origin unsettled.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈʁiːziko/, /ˈʁɪziko/
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Noun[edit]

Risiko n (genitive Risikos, plural Risiken or Risken or Risikos)

  1. risk
    • 2010, Der Spiegel, issue 27/2010, page 109:
      Einen vollkommenen Schutz in einer freien Gesellschaft wird es nie geben, und auch wenn es fürchterlich klingt: Unsere Freiheit bedeutet, dass wir mit vielen Risiken leben müssen.
      There will never be a perfect protection in a free society, and even if it sounds terrible: Our freedom means that we have to live with many risks.

Usage notes[edit]

  • The normal plural is Risiken, in Austria sometimes contracted to Risken. The form Risikos is dated and now rare.

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Noun[edit]

Risiko m (plural Risiken)

  1. risk