Sohn

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German sun, from Old High German 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).

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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.

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Further reading[edit]

  • Sohn in Duden online