schuld

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately from Proto-Germanic *skuldiz. Related to zullen. Cognate with German Schuld.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [sxʏlt]
  • (file)
  • (voice recording) IPA(key): [sχ͡ʀø̝̆lˠt]

Noun[edit]

schuld f (plural schulden, diminutive schuldje n)

  1. debt
  2. fault, responsibility for a mistake
  3. guilt

Usage notes[edit]

The word has a strongly pejorative tone, also when using it in the meaning of "debt".

Derived terms[edit]