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EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German kleinōt, kleinœte, kleinœde "small thing". From klein with the suffix -od, Old High German -ōti. It first referred to a finely processed object.

Compare also Heimat, Armut and Zierat.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈklaɪ̯nˌʔoːt/

NounEdit

Kleinod n (genitive Kleinods or Kleinodes, plural Kleinode or Kleinodien)

  1. jewel (anything considered precious or valuable)

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Further readingEdit

  • Kleinod in Duden online
  • Kleinod in DWDS (Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache)