ernst

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch ernest, ernst, from Old Dutch ernust, ernost, from Proto-Germanic *ernustuz (earnest, strength, solidity, struggle, fight), related to *arniz (efficient, capable, diligent, sure).

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ernst m (uncountable)

  1. seriousness

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German ernust, from Proto-Germanic *ernustuz, whence also English earnest.

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Adjective[edit]

ernst (comparative ernster, superlative am ernstesten)

  1. serious, severe, grave

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