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EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German henker, henkære, variant of henger, hengære, equivalent to henken +‎ -er.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈhɛŋ.kɐ]
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NounEdit

Henker m (genitive Henkers, plural Henker)

  1. hangman, an executioner, particularly for dry executions
    Hypernym: Nachrichter
    Coordinate term: Scharfrichter

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Further readingEdit

  • Henker” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • Henker in Duden online