echt

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Etymology[edit]

From German echt ‎(real). The German term originates from Middle Low German echt ‎(lawful, genuine), contraction of ehacht, variant form of ehaft ‎(lawful, pertaining to the law) from ê(e) ‎(law, marriage).

Adjective[edit]

echt ‎(comparative more echt, superlative most echt)

  1. proper, real, genuine, true to type
    • 2009 January 18, Ross Douthat, “When Buckley Met Reagan”:
      An echt Burkean with a snob’s disdain for the contemporary Republican Party, Hart hinted at a road not taken [] .

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch echt, from Old Dutch *ēhaft. Cognate to German echt.[1]

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Adjective[edit]

echt ‎(comparative echter, superlative echtst)

  1. authentic, genuine, real

Declension[edit]

Inflection of echt
uninflected echt
inflected echte
comparative echter
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial echt echter het echtst
het echtste
indefinite m./f. sing. echte echtere echtste
n. sing. echt echter echtste
plural echte echtere echtste
definite echte echtere echtste
partitive echts echters

Adverb[edit]

echt

  1. really

Noun[edit]

echt n ‎(uncountable)

  1. reality, real life
    We konden hem in het echt ontmoeten.
    We could meet him in reality.

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echt m ‎(uncountable)

  1. marriage
    In de echt verbinden
    to bind in matrimony

References[edit]

  1. ^ J. de Vries & F. de Tollenaere, "Etymologisch Woordenboek", Uitgeverij Het Spectrum, Utrecht, 1986 (14de druk)

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German echt, borrowed from Middle Low German echt ‎(lawful, genuine). The original form is Middle Low German ēhaft ‎(lawful), from ē ‎(law) (related to modern Ehe); then ēhacht by the Low German development -ft--cht- (compare Nichte); and eventually contracted into echt. Cognate to Old High German ēhaft ‎(honourable) and Dutch echt.

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Adjective[edit]

echt ‎(comparative echter, superlative am echtesten)

  1. (standard) authentic, genuine, true
    Die Jacke ist aus echtem Leder.
    The jacket is made of genuine leather.
  2. (chiefly colloquial) real; factual
    Der Film ist nah an der echten Geschichte.
    The film is close to the real story.

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Adverb[edit]

echt

  1. (chiefly colloquial) really; indeed

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External links[edit]

  • echt in Duden online