See also: tod and TOD



Proper nounEdit


  1. (colloquial) Todmorden.
    • 2013, Jessica Fanzo, ‎Danny Hunter, ‎Teresa Borelli, Diversifying Food and Diets
      The Todmorden News carried the comment endorsing that decision: 'This should now send Sainsbury's a clear signal, should they appeal, that they are not welcome in Tod. []
    • 2014, Steve Hanson, Small Towns, Austere Times
      The Daily Mail article describes Joe Strachan:
      ...a wealthy U.S. former sales director who decided to settle in Tod with his Scottish wife, after many years in California.



Alternative formsEdit


From Middle High German tōd, from Old High German tōd, from Proto-West Germanic *dauþu, from Proto-Germanic *dauþuz. Compare Old Saxon dōth, Dutch dood, English death, Danish død.


  • IPA(key): /toːt/(most of Germany)
  • IPA(key): /toːd̥/(Swiss, Austro-Bavarian)
  • (file)
  • Homophone: tot
  • Rhymes: -oːt


Tod m (genitive Todes or Tods, plural Tode)

  1. death

Usage notesEdit

  • Like Leben, this noun is usually used with the definite article.
  • Beyond numerous set expressions such as zum Tode verurteilt or sich zu Tode langweilen, Tod is a fairly exceptional noun in that the otherwise archaic dative-e is still applied productively to some extent, although typically with a certain preference for the undeclined variant. Accordingly, both seit seinem Tod and seit seinem Tode are possible in formal style.


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Further readingEdit

  • Tod in Duden online