German edit

Etymology edit

her- +‎ kunft, from kommen. The second element's spelling development is similar to Abkunft.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): [ˈheːɐ̯kʊnft]
  • (file)

Noun edit

Herkunft f (genitive Herkunft, plural Herkünfte)

  1. origin, source
    Synonym: Ursprung m
  2. descent (lineage or hereditary derivation)
    Synonyms: Abstammung f, Abkunft f
    Meine Familie sind germanischer Herkunft.
    My family are of Germanic heritage.
  3. etymology (origin of a word)
    Synonyms: Etymologie f, Abkunft f

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Further reading edit

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