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See also: tod and TOD



Proper noun[edit]


  1. (colloquial) Todmorden.
    • 2013, Jessica Fanzo, Danny Hunter, Teresa Borelli, Diversifying Food and Diets
      The Todmorden News carried the comment endorsing that decision: 'This should now send Sainsbury's a clear signal, should they appeal, that they are not welcome in Tod. []
    • 2014, Steve Hanson, Small Towns, Austere Times
      The Daily Mail article describes Joe Strachan:
      ...a wealthy U.S. former sales director who decided to settle in Tod with his Scottish wife, after many years in California.



Alternative forms[edit]


From Middle High German tōt, from Old High German tōd, from Proto-West Germanic *dauþu, from Proto-Germanic *dauþuz. Compare Old Saxon dōth, Dutch dood, English death, Danish død.



Tod m (strong, genitive Todes or Tods, plural Tode)

  1. death

Usage notes[edit]

  • Like Leben, this noun is usually used with the definite article.
  • Beyond set expressions such as zum Tode verurteilt or sich zu Tode langweilen, Tod is a fairly exceptional noun in that the archaic dative-e is still applied productively to some extent. Thus, seit seinem Tode is possible in formal style alongside seit seinem Tod, without sounding odd, as is otherwise mostly the case outside of expressions. This does not apply to compounds, however.


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Further reading[edit]

  • Tod” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • Tod” in Uni Leipzig: Wortschatz-Lexikon
  • Tod” in Duden online
  • Wikipedia-logo.svg Tod on the German Wikipedia.Wikipedia de