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).

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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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  • echt in Duden online