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EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German kint, from Old High German kind, from Proto-Germanic *kindą, *kinþą, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵenh₁- (to give birth).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /kɪnt/
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  • Rhymes: -ɪnt

NounEdit

Kind n (genitive Kindes or Kinds, plural Kinder, diminutive Kindchen n or Kindlein n or Kindelein n)

  1. kid; child (young person)
  2. child; offspring (person with regard to his or her parents; also a baby animal or young animal, especially as the second component in numerous compound nouns)
    Er war das zweitgeborene Kind in der Familie.
    He was the second-born child in the family.
    Er ist das Kind zweier blinder Eltern.
    He is the child of two blind parents.

Usage notesEdit

  • The normal plural is Kinder. The double plural Kinders (also Kinners) is colloquial and chiefly restricted to Low German areas (northern Germany). It is most often heard as a vocative, either referring to an actual group of children or figuratively: Kinders, wie die Zeit vergeht! − “Boy, how time flies!”
  • In German law Kind is usually defined as a person under 14 years of age,[1] while in non-German law Kind can mean a person under 18 years of age.[2] See also Jugendlicher (person under 18 years but at least 14 years old) and Minderjähriger (person under 18 years of age).

DeclensionEdit

HyponymsEdit

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Gesetz über die Verbreitung jugendgefährdender Schriften und Medieninhalte (GjS or GjSM) from 1985 (with changes from 1994 and 1997), §.1(4); Jugendschutzgesetz (JuSchG) from 2002 (with changes from 2013), §.1(1)
  2. ^ Übereinkommen über die Rechte des Kindes (VN-Kinderrechtskonvention or UN-Kinderrechtskonvention), Art.1

Further readingEdit

  • Kind in Duden online

German Low GermanEdit

HunsrikEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *kindą, *kinþą, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵenh₁- (to give birth).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

Kind n (plural Kinner)

  1. kid; child
    Die Kinner kenne net schlofe.
    The children can't sleep.
    Die Kinner gehn in die Schul.
    The kids go to the school.

Further readingEdit


Pennsylvania GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German kint, from Old High German kind, from Proto-Germanic *kindą, *kinþą, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵenh₁- (to give birth). Cognate with Dutch kind, Latin gēns and genus.

NounEdit

Kind n (plural Kinner)

  1. child, kid