notwendig

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

An early modern German formation: Not +‎ wendig, originally “necessary to avert the distress”, compare die Not abwenden.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈnoːtˌvɛndɪç/ (standard)
  • IPA(key): /ˈnoːtˌvɛndɪk/ (most southern German, Austrian, and Swiss speakers)
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Adjective[edit]

notwendig ‎(comparative notwendiger, superlative am notwendigsten)

  1. necessary; essential; indispensable

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