Last modified on 6 June 2014, at 06:08
See also: herd

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old High German herd, from Proto-Germanic *herþaz, from Proto-Indo-European *ker- (heat; fire). Cognate with English hearth, Dutch haard, Swedish härd.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /heːɐ̯t/ (standard)
  • IPA(key): /hɛɐ̯t/ (common)

NounEdit

Herd m (genitive Herds or Herdes, plural Herde)

  1. stove, cooker
  2. (dated) fireplace, hearth
  3. (figuratively) the household as the traditional workplace of women
    Frauen gehören an den Herd.
    Women belong in the household.

Usage notesEdit

The sense “fireplace” is still common in the compound Herdfeuer.

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

External linksEdit

  • Herd in Duden online