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EtymologyEdit

From the equivalent Middle High German ampfer, Old High German ampfaro, masculine, allied to the equivalent Old English ompre; an adjective used as a substantive. Compare Dutch amper (sharp, bitter, unripe), Old Swedish amper, 'sour, bitter,' Old Norse apr (sharp, chiefly of cold) (for *ampr); also Low German ampern (to prove bitter to the taste). Sauerampfer (also corrupted to Sauer-ramf) is a tautological compound like Windhund. In case Proto-Germanic *ampra-, from Proto-Germanic *ambro-, represents the properly Proto-Indo-European *amró-, Sanskrit sour (amlá) (also 'wood-sorrel'), and Latin amârus (bitter), are primitively cognate with this word.[1]

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Ampfer m (genitive Ampfers, plural Ampfer)

  1. sorrel (plant)

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  1. ^ Ampfer in Kluge's Etymological Dictionary of the German Language, 1891

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