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hübsch

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German hübesch (courtly). The term was probably borrowed into written Middle High German from Middle Dutch hovesch via West Central German, in which process the Central German -v- was hypercorrectly replaced with -b-. The somewhat younger variant Middle High German hövesch, in line with hof (court), lead to modern höfisch (courtly). For the semantic and phonetic development of this complex compare also Dutch hoofs (courtly) and heus (polite; genuine), Ripuarian höösch (careful, slow).

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hübsch (comparative hübscher, superlative am hübschesten)

  1. pretty, handsome

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