See also: haft and Haft

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old High German haft, from Proto-Germanic *haftaz (captured, afflicted), from Proto-Indo-European *kh₂ptós, from the root *keh₂p- (to seize).[1] Cognates include Old English hæft (captive), Gothic 𐌷𐌰𐍆𐍄𐍃 (hafts), Latin captus (captured), Old Irish cacht (captive, chain), Welsh caeth (slave, captivity, chain), Latin captīvus (captive).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /-haft/ (standard)
  • IPA(key): /-aft/ (variant in common speech, especially after a stressed syllable)
  • (file)

SuffixEdit

-haft

  1. an adjectival suffix

Derived termsEdit


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Kluge, Friedrich (1989) , “Haft”, in Elmar Seebold, editor, Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache [Etymological dictionary of the German language] (in German), 22nd edition, Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, →ISBN