Sohn

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German sun, from Old High German sunu, from Proto-West Germanic *sunu, from Proto-Germanic *sunuz, from Proto-Indo-European *suHnús.

Compare German Low German Söhn, from Middle Low German sone, from Old Saxon sunu. Compare Dutch zoon, English son, Danish søn, Norwegian Bokmål sønn, Norwegian Nynorsk son, Swedish son, Yiddish זון(zun), Gothic 𐍃𐌿𐌽𐌿𐍃 (sunus).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /zoːn/
  • Rhymes: -oːn
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Noun[edit]

Sohn m (genitive Sohnes or Sohns, plural Söhne, diminutive Söhnchen n or Söhnlein n)

  1. son
    • 1774, Der Teutsche Merkur vom Jahr 1774. Achter Band, Weimar, p. 42:
      Biß muthig, Sohn; []
    • 1790, Patriotisches Archiv für Deutschland. Zwölfter und lezter Band, Mannheim and Leipzig, p. 438:
      Lieber Sohn!
      Biß göttsfürchtig, beth Morgens und Abends fleißig, gedenk in all deim Thun an Gott.

Declension[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Sohn” in Duden online
  • Sohn” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • Sohn in Kluge's Etymological Dictionary of the German Language, 1891

Hunsrik[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German sun, from Old High German sunu

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Sohn m (plural Sehn)

  1. son

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