und

und

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English

Alternative forms

  • vnd (alternative typography) [16th C.]

Etymology

From Middle English unde (a wave), from either the Old French unde or Latin unda (wave).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ʌnd/
  • Rhymes: -ʌnd

Noun

und (plural unds)

  1. (obsolete, rare) A wave.
  2. (heraldry) A billow- or wave-like marking.

Related terms

References

  • OED (2nd ed., 1989), “†und”

Anagrams

  • DNU, dun

German

Alternative forms

  • unt, vnd, vnnd, unnd (all obsolete)

Etymology

From Middle High German unde, from Old High German unti, from Proto-Germanic *andi, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂énti. Compare Dutch en, English and, Danish end.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ʊnt/ (standard)
  • IPA(key): /ʊn/ (colloquially among many speakers)

Conjunction

und

  1. (co-ordinating) and
    • 1904, Rudolf Eisler, Wörterbuch der philosophischen Begriffe, Berlin, volume 1, sub verbo Ich, page 446-457:
      "Das »Ich = Ich« ist die ursprünglichste Erkenntnis, die Urquelle alles Denkens [..], es bedeutet »erstens die rein logische Identität von Subject und Object im Acte des reinen Selbstbewußtseins, zweitens die reale metaphysische Identität des setzenden absoluten Ich und des gesetzten begrenzten Ich, und drittens die zeitliche Identität des Ich in zwei rasch aufeinander folgenden Zeitpunkten« [...]."
  2. (colloquial) links two nouns, often a person and an activity, in rhetoric questions to express an opposition between them

Usage notes

As seen in the second example, commas are never used before und in enumerations, even where English punctuation requires this. However, commas are used before und in certain complex sentence constructions.

Interjection

und

  1. so?, now?

Further reading

  • und in Duden online

Gothic

Romanization

und

  1. Romanization of 𐌿𐌽𐌳

Icelandic

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ʏnt/
    Rhymes: -ʏnt

Etymology 1

From Old Norse und, from Proto-Germanic *wundō.

Noun

und f (genitive singular undar, nominative plural undir)

  1. (poetic) wound
Declension
Synonyms
  • (wound): sár

Etymology 2

Apocopated form of undir.

Preposition

und

  1. (poetic) under

Old Saxon

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /und/

Preposition

und (with accusative)

  1. until

Conjunction

und

  1. until

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