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Mund

See also: mund

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old High German mund, from Proto-Germanic *munþaz, from Proto-Indo-European *ment-. Cognate with Low German Mund, Dutch mond, English mouth, Danish mund.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

Mund m (genitive Mundes or Munds, plural Münder)

  1. mouth

DeclensionEdit

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Etymology 2Edit

From an earlier Munt, from Proto-Germanic *mundō. The retention of /d/ in the combination /nd/ is a signature of northern High German dialects and only becomes widespread after a period in the middle ages where the southern reflex /nt/ is favoured in southern writings.

NounEdit

Mund f (genitive Mund, plural Munde)

  1. (obsolete) hand
  2. (obsolete) legal protection

Usage NotesEdit

  • Due to conflation with the masculine noun, combined nouns based on this one are also masculine.

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