künftig

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German kümftec, Old High German kumftīg.[1], akin to kommen (to come).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈkʏnftɪç/ (standard)
  • IPA(key): /ˈkʏnftɪk/ (common form in southern Germany, Austria, and Switzerland)
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: künf‧tig

AdjectiveEdit

künftig (strong nominative masculine singular künftiger, not comparable)

  1. future

DeclensionEdit

AdverbEdit

künftig

  1. henceforth, in the future
    • 2010, Der Spiegel, issue 23/2010, page 31:
      Betreiber von Atomkraftwerken müssen künftig eine neue Brennelementesteuer entrichten. Im Gegenzug werden die Laufzeiten der Meiler verlängert.
      Operators of nuclear power plants have to pay a new tax on fuel rods in the future. In return the operating lives of the reactors will be extended.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Friedrich Kluge (1883), “künftig”, in John Francis Davis, transl., Etymological Dictionary of the German Language, published 1891

Further readingEdit

  • künftig” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • künftig” in Uni Leipzig: Wortschatz-Lexikon