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EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German vrowede, from Old High German frouwida, frewida, from Proto-Germanic *frawiþō (joy), *frawaz (joyous), from Proto-Indo-European *prew- (to jump; hop).

Cognate with Dutch vreugde (joy), Low German Froide (Paderbornisch) / Freude (Münsterländisch), German Low German Freid (joy), Swedish fröjd (delight; rejoicing), Danish fryd (joy), Norwegian fryd (joy).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈfʁɔʏ̯də/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: Freu‧de

NounEdit

Freude f (genitive Freude, plural Freuden)

  1. joy, happiness
    Antonym: Leid
    Eine große Freude kommt auf.A great joy is coming up.

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