See also: mund and mund'

GermanEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /mʊnt/
  • Rhymes: -ʊnt
  • (file)

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle High German munt, from Old High German mund, from Proto-West Germanic *munþ, from Proto-Germanic *munþaz, from Proto-Indo-European *men-.

Cognate with Low German Mund, Dutch mond, English mouth, Danish mund.

NounEdit

Mund m (strong, genitive Mundes or Munds, plural Münder, diminutive Mündchen n or Mündlein n)

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

Etymology 2Edit

From an earlier Munt, from Middle High German and Old High German 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.

NounEdit

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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HunsrikEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German munt, from Old High German mund, from Proto-West Germanic *munþ, from Proto-Germanic *munþaz, from Proto-Indo-European *men-.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

Mund m (plural Munde, diminutive Mundche)

  1. mouth

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