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See also: mund and mund'




Etymology 1Edit

From Old High German mund, from Proto-Germanic *munþaz, from Proto-Indo-European *ment-. Cognate with Low German Mund, Dutch mond, English mouth, Danish mund.


Mund m (genitive Mundes or Munds, plural Münder)

  1. mouth of a person
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  • Maul, mouth of an animal

Etymology 2Edit

From an earlier Munt, from Proto-Germanic *mundō. The retention of /d/ in the combination /nd/ is a signature of northern High German dialects and only becomes widespread after a period in the Middle Ages where the southern reflex /nt/ is favoured in southern writings.


Mund f (genitive Mund, plural Munde)

  1. (obsolete) hand
  2. (obsolete) legal protection
Usage notesEdit
  • Due to conflation with the masculine noun, combined nouns based on this one are also masculine.
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