From Middle High German munt, from Old High German mund, from Proto-Germanic *munþaz, from Proto-Indo-European *men-. Cognate with Low German Mund, Dutch mond, English mouth, Danish mund.
Mund m (genitive Mundes or Munds, plural Münder, diminutive Mündchen n or Mündlein n)
- mouth of a person
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)
- (obsolete) hand
- (obsolete) legal protection
- Due to conflation with the masculine noun, combined nouns based on this one are also masculine.