Vormund

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German vormunde, from Old High German foramunto, a compound of fora (“before, in front of”, whence German vor) + munt (hand; protection; guardianship). In contemporary understanding typically reanalyzed as vor +‎ Mund (“mouth”, unrelated with the former word), thus “who speaks in someone’s stead” (or “who speaks before someone can speak for themself”).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈfoːɐ̯ˌmʊnt/, /ˈfɔɐ̯ˌmʊnt/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

Vormund m (genitive Vormunds or Vormundes, plural Vormunde or Vormünder)

  1. legal guardian

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