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EtymologyEdit

From Old High German magad from Proto-Germanic *magaþs, from Proto-Indo-European *magh(u)- (young person). Near cognates include Dutch meid, maagd and Gothic 𐌼𐌰𐌲𐌰𐌸𐍃 (magaþs).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /maːkt/ (standard)
  • IPA(key): /maːxt/ (northern and central Germany; chiefly colloquial)
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  • Rhymes: -aːkt
  • Homophone: Markt (nonstandard)

NounEdit

Magd f (genitive Magd, plural Mägde, diminutive Mägdlein n or Mägdchen n)

  1. maid; female servant, especially on a farm
  2. (archaic) girl; virgin; young woman

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Further readingEdit

  • Magd in Duden online