Freude

Jump to: navigation, search

German

Etymology

From Middle High German vrowede, from Old High German frouwida, frewida, from Proto-Germanic *frawiþō (joy), from Proto-Indo-European *prew- (to jump; hop).

Cognate with Dutch vreugde (joy), German Low German Freid (joy), Swedish fröjd (delight; rejoicing). Compare also Danish fryd (joy), Norwegian fryd (joy).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈfʀɔʏ̯də/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: Freu‧de

Noun

Freude f (genitive Freude, plural Freuden)

  1. joy, happiness

Declension

Antonyms

Derived terms

Further reading