hübsch

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German hübesch ‎(courtly). The term was probably borrowed into written Middle High German from Middle Dutch hovesch via West Central German, in which process the Central German -v- was hypercorrectly replaced with -b-. The somewhat younger variant Middle High German hövesch, in line with hof ‎(court), lead to modern höfisch ‎(courtly). For the semantic and phonetic development of this complex compare also Dutch hoofs ‎(courtly) and heus ‎(polite; genuine), Ripuarian höösch ‎(careful, slow).

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hübsch ‎(comparative hübscher, superlative am hübschesten)

  1. pretty, handsome

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