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EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German kumber (debris, rubble, obstruction, distress, encumbrance, confiscation), probably from Old French *combre (obstruction, barrier), itself probably from Gaulish. Compare Middle French combre, Medieval Latin combrus, English encumbrance. The semantic development is shared by Dutch kommer (sorrow).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈkʊmɐ/
  • Rhymes: -ʊmɐ
  • (file)

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Kummer m (genitive Kummers, no plural)

  1. grief, sorrow
    Synonym: Leid
  2. (colloquial) trouble
    Synonyms: Ärger, Problem

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LuxembourgishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old High German kamara, a borrowing from Latin camera. Compare German Kammer.

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Kummer f (plural Kummeren)

  1. chamber
  2. bedroom