Zufall

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German[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Early Modern High German zuoval, a loan translation of Latin accidēns. Attested in the 15th century.[1] Cognate with Dutch toeval.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈt͡suːˌfal/
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Noun[edit]

Zufall m (genitive Zufalls or Zufalles, plural Zufälle)

  1. chance, coincidence, randomness
    Ich habe ihn heute per Zufall getroffenI encountered him by chance today.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Kluge, Friedrich (2002) , “Zufall”, in Elmar Seebold, editor, Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache [Etymological dictionary of the German language] (in German), 24th edition, →ISBN

Further reading[edit]

  • Zufall in Duden online
  • Zufall” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache