Verstand

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German verstant, verstont, ferstant, from Old High German firstant (intellect, wisdom), from Proto-West Germanic *frastand, from Proto-Germanic *frastandaną (to understand), equivalent to ver- +‎ Stand. Cognate with Middle Low German vörstant (whence German Low German Verstand), Dutch verstand. Related to verstehen.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /fɛɐ̯ˈʃtant/
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  • Rhymes: -ant

NounEdit

Verstand m (genitive Verstandes or Verstands, plural Verstande or Verstände) (usually uncountable)

  1. intellect
  2. (obsolete) accord, consensus
    Synonyms: Einverständnis, Übereinkommen, Einigung, Einigsein
  3. (chiefly archaic) sense, particular understanding or concept thought agreed upon
    in diesem Verstande
    in this sense
    Synonyms: Sinn, Begriff

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