- Forcht (obsolete)
From Middle High German vorht, vorhte, from Old High German forhta, forahta, from Proto-Germanic *furhtō (“fear”), from Proto-Indo-European *pr̥k- (“to fear”). The modern vowel -u- is due to influence by the related verb fürchten. Cognate with obsolete Dutch vrucht (still in godsvrucht), Middle Low German vruchte. Also closely related with English fright, though this is from a different stem (Proto-Germanic *furhtį̄).
Furcht f (genitive Furcht, plural Fürchte)
- 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.
- Furcht in Duden online