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EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch ernst, from Old Dutch ernost, from Proto-Germanic *ernustuz.

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

ernst m (uncountable)

  1. seriousness

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GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old High German ernust, from Proto-Germanic *ernustuz, whence also English earnest.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

ernst (comparative ernster, superlative am ernstesten)

  1. serious, severe, grave

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Middle DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Dutch ernost, from Proto-Germanic *ernustuz.

NounEdit

ernst m

  1. combativeness
  2. eagerness, zeal
  3. seriousness

InflectionEdit

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

DescendantsEdit

  • Dutch: ernst
  • Limburgish: èrns

Further readingEdit

  • ernst”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000

Verwijs, E.; Verdam, J. (1885–1929), “ernst”, in Middelniederlandsch Woordenboek, The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, →ISBN