Kummerbund

See also: kummerbund

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English cummerbund, from Hindi कमरबन्द (kamarband), from Persian کمربند(kamarband), derived from کمر(kamar, waist) + بند(band, band).

The English -u- (instead of more etymological -a-) is a pronunciation spelling representing Hindi [ɐ]. In German, in turn, this -u- was given a spelling pronunciation, leading to [ʊ] as well as a remotivation as Kummer (sorrow) + Bund (waistband). German Bund is indeed related with Persian بند(band) through Proto-Indo-European.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈkʊmərˌbʊnt/, [ˈkʊmɐˌbʊnt]
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NounEdit

Kummerbund m (genitive Kummerbunds or Kummerbundes, plural Kummerbunde)

  1. cummerbund

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