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EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German spruch, from Old High German *spruch, *spruh, from Proto-Germanic *sprukiz (saying). Cognate with German Low German Spröök, Dutch spreuk.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈʃpʁʊx/
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NounEdit

Spruch m (genitive Spruches or Spruchs, plural Sprüche, diminutive Sprüchlein n or Sprüchelchen n)

  1. short saying, expression or dictum that is remembered or is meaningful in itself
    1. stock phrase
    2. slogan
      Synonyms: Motto, Parole, Slogan
    3. sharp remark or repartee
    4. (often guter Spruch) witticism, witty quote
      Synonyms: Bonmot, geflügeltes Wort
    5. proverb, saying
      Synonyms: Sprichwort, Redensart
    6. popular verse or short poem
    7. particular kind of medieval lyric poem
  2. (law) judgment, decision

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HunsrikEdit

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Spruch m (plural Sprich, diminutive Sprichelche)

  1. saying
  2. proverb

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