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 Middle Low German sone, from Old Saxon sunu. Compare modern Low German Söhn, Dutch zoon, English son, Danish søn, Gothic 𐍃𐌿𐌽𐌿𐍃 (sunus).

Pronunciation[edit]

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