elend

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German ellende, contracted from Old High German elilenti. The modern form with a long vowel is based on Middle Low German elende and/or other regional variants. Today pronounced also with a secondary full vowel in the second syllable. Cognate to Dutch ellende (noun only).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈeːlɛnt/
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Adjective[edit]

elend (comparative elender, superlative am elendsten or am elendesten)

  1. miserable
  2. wretched
  3. sordid

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