ernst

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch ernst, from Old Dutch ernost, from Proto-Germanic *ernustuz.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɛrnst/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: ernst

Noun[edit]

ernst m (uncountable)

  1. seriousness
  2. (obsolete) earnestness, industriousness
    Synonyms: ijver, vlijt

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Afrikaans: erns
  • Negerhollands: ernst

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

ernst (comparative ernster, superlative am ernstesten)

  1. serious, severe, grave

Declension[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • ernst” in Duden online

Middle Dutch[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch ernost, from Proto-Germanic *ernustuz.

Noun[edit]

ernst m

  1. combativeness
  2. eagerness, zeal
  3. seriousness

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