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Alemannic GermanEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Old High German kuning, from Proto-Germanic *kuningaz, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *ǵenh₁- (to produce, beget, give birth). Cognate with German König, Plautdietsch Kjennich, Saterland Frisian Köönich, Dutch koning, English king, and Norwegian konge.

NounEdit

Künig m

  1. (Uri, dated) king

Usage notesEdit

Not in common use, but still seen in the names of inns, pubs, etc. Keenig is the modern form; Chüng is only used in the context of card games.

ReferencesEdit

  • “Künig” in Abegg, Emil, (1911) Die Mundart von Urseren (Beiträge zur Schweizerdeutschen Grammatik. IV.) [The Dialect of Urseren], Frauenfeld, Switzerland: Huber & co., page 19.