fraktur

See also: Fraktur

EnglishEdit

 
Text set in fraktur type. Detail from the dedication page of Goethe's Faust, a 1920 edition.

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EtymologyEdit

1886 fractur, 1904 fraktur, from German Fraktur, Fractur, from Latin frāctūra (breaking, noun), from frangere (to break), past participle fractus. Compare English fracture, fraction. Doublet of fracture.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈfɹæktuːɹ/
  • Hyphenation: frak‧tur

NounEdit

fraktur (countable and uncountable, plural frakturs)

  1. (typography) A style of black letter type, used especially in Germany in the 16th to 20th centuries.
  2. (US) A Pennsylvania German document style, incorporating watercolour illustration and fraktur lettering.

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DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin frāctūra (breaking).

NounEdit

fraktur c (singular definite frakturen, plural indefinite frakturer)

  1. fracture (in bone or cartilage)
  2. (typography) fraktur, (black letter)

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Norwegian BokmålEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin fractura

NounEdit

fraktur m (definite singular frakturen, indefinite plural frakturer, definite plural frakturene)

  1. a fracture (in a bone)

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin fractura

NounEdit

fraktur m (definite singular frakturen, indefinite plural frakturar, definite plural frakturane)

  1. a fracture (in a bone)

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