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EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German vorht, vorhte, from Old High German forhta, forahta, from Proto-Germanic *furhtį̄ (fear), from Proto-Indo-European *perg- (to frighten; fear). Cognate to Low German Furcht. More at fright.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /fʊʁçt/, [fʊʁçt], [fʊɐ̯çt]
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NounEdit

Furcht f (genitive Furcht, plural Fürchte)

  1. fear; fright; anxiety

Usage notesEdit

  • The plural Fürchte is rare and may be regarded as incorrect by many speakers. Befürchtungen tends to be used instead.
  • See Angst for notes on the distinction between Furcht and this (widely synonymous) word.

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