stumm

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German stum, from Old High German stum, from Proto-Germanic *stummaz. Cognate with Dutch stom.

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  • IPA(key): /ʃtʊm/
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stumm (comparative stummer, superlative am stummsten)

  1. mute; dumb (unable to speak)
    Der Junge war stumm und schwachsinnig.
    The boy was mute and imbecile.
  2. silent (not speaking); with verbs or adverbs expressing a grade or temporary state
    Was bist du heute so stumm?
    Why are you so silent today?
    Er ist ziemlich stumm.He’s rather silent.
    Sie blieb stumm.She remained silent.
  3. non-verbal, not explicitly expressed; silent
    ein stummer Vorwurfa silent reproach
  4. (phonetics, orthography) mute; silent (unpronounced)
    Das h im englischen Wort „honour“ ist stumm.
    The h in the English word “honour” is silent.
    Das h im deutschen Wort „leihen“ ist stumm.
    The h in the German word “leihen” (to borrow) is silent.

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stumm

  1. mute

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