German

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Etymology

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From Middle High German trūrec, from Old High German trūrag, from Proto-Germanic *dreuzagaz (bloody), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰreus- (to break, break off, crumble). Cognate with Dutch treurig (sad, gloomy), Low German trurig (sad), Hunsrik traurich (sad), English dreary (grievous, dire, appalling, drab, dark, colourless, cheerless), Old Norse dreyrigr (bloody).

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ˈtʁaʊ̯.ʁɪç/ (standard)
  • IPA(key): /ˈtʁaʊ̯.ʁɪk/ (common form in southern Germany, Austria, and Switzerland)
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  • Hyphenation: trau‧rig

Adjective

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traurig (strong nominative masculine singular trauriger, comparative trauriger, superlative am traurigsten)

  1. sad
    Antonym: fröhlich

Declension

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Derived terms

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Adverb

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traurig

  1. sadly

Further reading

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  • traurig” in Duden online
  • traurig” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache