Category: German

Etymology, German, Günther

Etymology A medieval variant of Gunther, from Old High German gund (“battle”) + heri (“army”), from Proto-Germanic *Gunþiharjaz. Pronunciation IPA(key): /ˈɡʏntɐ/ Alternative forms Günter Proper noun Günther A male given name, popular from the 1920s to the 1940s A patronymic surname, from…

Etymology, German, Fragwürdig

Etymology fragen (“to ask”) +‎ -würdig (“-worthy”) Coined by August Wilhelm Schlegel in his translation of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Pronunciation IPA(key): /ˈfʁaːkˌvʏʁdɪç/ (standard) IPA(key): /-ˌvʏʁdɪk/ (common form in southern Germany, Austria, and Switzerland) Hyphenation: frag‧wür‧dig Adjective fragwürdig (comparative fragwürdiger, superlative am fragwürdigsten) questionable (inviting questions) questionable (inviting doubt)