höflich

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German hovelich (in accordance with the customs of the court), which is derived from Middle High German hof.[1] In a similar way is Old French cortois derived from cort.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈhøːflɪç/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: höf‧lich

Adjective[edit]

höflich (comparative höflicher, superlative am höflichsten)

  1. polite (well-mannered)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Kluge, Friedrich (1989), “höflich”, in Elmar Seebold, editor, Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache [Etymological dictionary of the German language] (in German), 22nd edition, ISBN 3-11-006800-1

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