From Old High German kurt, from Proto-Germanic *kurtaz, from Latin curtus. The word was borrowed around the time when the High German consonant shift ceased to be active, which explains the Old High German doublets kurt and kurz. The fact that within Central Franconian the t-sound is northern, may imply that it has been reinforced by Low Franconian and Low German influence.
- (chiefly diminutive) Any one of the small bones that make up the toes or fingers, or an analogous bone in ungulates; a phalanx.
- (dialectal) A joint.
- Synonym: gewricht
- Nominative plural form of koko.