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See also: acht, ächt, åcht, and -acht

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PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Substantivation of the numeral acht "eight", from Old High German ahtô.

NounEdit

Acht f (genitive Acht, plural Achten)

  1. the natural number eight
  2. the numeral sign 8
  3. a playing card with the value eight
  4. a figure eight shape; a bicycle wheel bent out of shape
DeclensionEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Old High German ahta.

NounEdit

Acht f (genitive Acht, plural Achten)

  1. (obsolete, found in toponyms) field
SynonymsEdit

Etymology 3Edit

From Old High German ahta. Verbal abstract of achten. Cognate with Dutch acht (attention, regard, heed), English aught (estimation, esteem).

NounEdit

Acht f (genitive Acht, no plural)

  1. attention, regard

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Etymology 4Edit

From Middle High German āhte, from Old High German āhta, from Proto-Germanic *anhtō (persecution). Cognate with Old English ōht (persecution, enmity).

NounEdit

Acht f (genitive Acht, no plural)

  1. ban, banishment, outlawry
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