fraktur

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English[edit]

Text set in fraktur type. Detail from the dedication page of Goethe's Faust, a 1920 edition.

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Etymology[edit]

1886 fractur, 1904 fraktur, from German Fraktur, from Latin frāctūra (breaking n.) < frangere (to break), past participle fractus. Compare fracture, fraction.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈfræktuːr/
  • Hyphenation: frak‧tur

Noun[edit]

fraktur (countable and uncountable, plural frakturs)

  1. (typography) A style of black letter type, used especially in Germany in the 16th to 20th centuries.
  2. (US) A Pennsylvania German document style, incorporating watercolour illustration and fraktur lettering.

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin frāctūra (breaking).

Noun[edit]

fraktur c (singular definite frakturen, plural indefinite frakturer)

  1. fracture (in bone or cartilage)
  2. (typography) fraktur, (black letter)

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