Umgang

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German umbeganc, from Old High German umbigang (a course, return), from Proto-Germanic *umbigangaz (a going around, circuit), equivalent to um- +‎ Gang (a gang, going). Cognate with Dutch omgang, English umgang, Swedish omgång, Norwegian omgang.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈʊmɡaŋ/, [ˈʔʊmɡaŋ]

Noun[edit]

Umgang m (genitive Umgangs or Umganges, plural Umgänge)

  1. dealings, (social) intercourse
    • 1960, Marie Luise Kaschnitz, ‘Das Wunder’:
      Der Umgang mit Don Crescenzo ist schwierig, weil er überhaupt nichts hören kann.
      Dealing with Don Crescenzo is difficult because he can't hear anything at all.
  2. acquaintances
  3. (church) procession

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