finster

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German vinster, from Old High German finstar, from Proto-Germanic *finistraz, alteration (with the dental and labial articulations switching their positions) of Proto-Germanic *þimistraz. From the þ-form also Old High German thinstar (Middle High German dinster), Old Dutch *thimister (Dutch deemster); from the f-form Old Dutch finistre, Old Saxon finistar. Related with German dämmern. Perhaps also related with Proto-Germanic *þiustrijaz, whence German düster, duster.

Pronunciation[edit]

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

finster (comparative finsterer, superlative am finstersten)

  1. dark
  2. gloomy, lowering

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