Kaufmann

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Historically from Middle High German koufman, from Old High German koufman, from Proto-Germanic *kaupamann-, equivalent to kaufen +‎ Mann.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈkaʊ̯fˌman/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -an

NounEdit

Kaufmann m (genitive Kaufmannes or Kaufmanns, plural Kaufmänner or Kaufleute, female Kauffrau)

  1. merchant, businessman, trader (male or of unspecified gender)

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Proper nounEdit

Kaufmann m or f (genitive Kaufmanns)

  1. An occupational surname, from occupations​.

SymbolEdit

Kaufmann

  1. (Germany, military) The letter K from the Deutschland Buchstabiertafel, the phonetic alphabet of Germany

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