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GermanEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • Hoff (in family names, otherwise obsolete)

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German hof, from Old High German hof, from Proto-Germanic *hufą (hill, farm). See there for cognates.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /hoːf/ (standard)
  • IPA(key): /hɔf/ (northern and western Germany; becoming rare)
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NounEdit

Hof m (genitive Hofes or Hofs, plural Höfe, diminutive Höfchen n)

  1. yard, court, courtyard (open area by a house or enclosed by houses)
    Der Hof hinter unserm Haus ist mit Schiefer gepflastert.
    The yard behind our house is paved with slate.
  2. court (residence and entourage of a nobleman)
    Am Hof des Königs gab es ständige Intrigen.
    There were constant intrigues at the king's court.
  3. farmyard (central area of a farm, excluding the fields)
    Das Essen wird den Arbeitern ins Feld gebracht, damit sie erst abends auf den Hof zurückkommen müssen.
    The workers are served food in the fields, so that they needn’t come back to the farmyard before the evening.
  4. (by extension) farm, agricultural enterprise
    Wenn mein Sohn den Hof nicht übernimmt, muss ich verkaufen.
    If my son doesn’t take over the farm, I’ll have to sell it.

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Proper nounEdit

Hof n (genitive Hofs)

  1. a city in Bavaria
 
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Further readingEdit

  • Hof in Duden online

Norwegian BokmålEdit

 
Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
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Proper nounEdit

Hof

  1. A former municipality in Vestfold, Norway, which was merged into Holmestrand municipality on 1 January 2018.

Norwegian NynorskEdit

 
Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
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Proper nounEdit

Hof

  1. A former municipality in Vestfold, Norway, which was merged into Holmestrand municipality on 1 January 2018.

Pennsylvania GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old High German hof, from Proto-Germanic *hufą (hill, farm). Compare German Hof.

NounEdit

Hof m (plural Heef)

  1. yard
  2. farm place