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EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German kluoc, which was borrowed via the Lower Rhineland from Middle Low German klōk and Middle Dutch cloec (whence modern Dutch kloek). Further origin unsettled; according to Hamilton, from Old Dutch scouwon (to see, to look) with loss of initial (s). If so, cognate with schauen.

Compare Old Norse klókr.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /kluːk/
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  • Rhymes: -uːk

AdjectiveEdit

klug (comparative klüger, superlative am klügsten)

  1. intelligent, prudent, wise, smart

DeclensionEdit

Related termsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • klug in Duden online

ReferencesEdit

  • Hamilton, John (2013): Security: Politics, Humanity, and the Philology of Care