achtern

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Etymology[edit]

From German Low German achtern ‎(in the back) from achter ‎(behind), from Middle Low German achter. Equivalent to Old High German aftero, cf. modern German After ‎(anus). Cognate also to Dutch achter, achteren; English after. Borrowed to modern standard German only in the context of navigation (otherwise hinten).

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achtern

  1. (nautical) abaft (in the back of the ship)

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