nackt

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German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • nackend (archaic or dialectal)
  • nackert (colloquial; southern Germany, Austria)
  • nackicht (archaic)
  • nackig (now very common; chiefly colloquial)

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German nacket, from Old High German nackut, from Proto-Germanic *nakwadaz, from Proto-Indo-European *nogʷós (naked, bare). Cognate with Low German naakd, Dutch naakt, English naked, Danish nøgen, Swedish naken.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /nakt/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -akt

Adjective[edit]

nackt (comparative nackter, superlative am nacktesten)

  1. naked
    1. (of a person, strictly) nude; not wearing any clothes
    2. (of a person, loosely) not properly clothed; wearing much less than weather, custom, etc. would demand
    3. (of a body part) bare; not covered
  2. (figuratively) bare (not insulated, protected, hidden, etc.)

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