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Kraft

Kraft

See also: kraft

German

Noun

Kraft f (genitive Kraft, plural Kräfte)

  1. strength, force
  2. (physics) force

Declension

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kraft

kraft

See also: Kraft

English

Noun

kraft (uncountable)

  1. a kind of strong, smooth brown wrapping paper

Danish

Etymology

From Old Norse kraptr, krǫptr.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈkʁ̥ɑfd̥]
  • Homophone: kræft

Noun

kraft c (singular definite kraften, plural indefinite kræfter)

  1. strength
    Jeg er gammel, og har ikke meget kraft.
    I am old, and do not have much strength.
  2. (physics) force

Inflection


Faroese

Etymology

From Old Norse kraptr, krǫptr.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /kɹaft/

Noun

kraft f (genitive singular kraftar, plural kreftir)

  1. strength, power

Synonyms

Declension

f34 Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative kraft kraftin kreftir kreftirnar
Accusative kraft kraftina kreftir kreftirnar
Dative kraft kraftini kreftum kreftunum
Genitive kraftar kraftarinnar krefta kreftanna

German

Etymology

From Kraft

Preposition

kraft (+ genitive)

  1. on the basis of; by virtue of; by means of, through
    • Preamble of the Grundgesetz:
      Im Bewusstsein seiner Verantwortung vor Gott und den Menschen [] hat sich das Deutsche Volk kraft seiner verfassungsgebenden Gewalt dieses Grundgesetz gegeben.
      Conscious of their responsibility before God and man [] the German people have, in the exercise of their constituent power, promulgated this Basic Law.

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

From Old Norse kraptr; plural form influenced by the German plural Kräfte

Noun

kraft m, f (definite singular krafta or kraften, indefinite plural krefter, definite plural kreftene)

  1. (physics) a force
  2. power
  3. i kraft - in force (law, regulation)
  4. (foods) stock, broth

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Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

From Old Norse kraptr; one of the plural forms influenced by the German plural Kräfte

Noun

kraft f (definite singular krafta, indefinite plural krefter or krafter, definite plural kreftene or kraftene)

  1. (physics) a force
  2. power
  3. (foods) stock, broth

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Old Dutch

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *kraft-.

Noun

kraft f

  1. strength, power, force

Descendants


Old Saxon

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *kraftiz (strength), *kraftaz. Cognate with Old English cræft, Old Frisian kraft, Dutch kracht (strength), Old High German kraft (German Kraft (strength, power, force)).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /krɑft/

Noun

kraft f

  1. strength, power, force, skill
    • thiu craft godes
      The power of God
      (Heliand, verse 4964)
  2. a crowd, an occupation
    • kumid mid is engilo craftu
      He came with his crowd of angels
      (Heliand, verse 2596)

Declension


Swedish

Etymology

From Old Swedish krapter, from Old Norse kraptr, krǫptr, from Proto-Germanic *kraftaz, from Proto-Indo-European *grep-.

Pronunciation

Noun

kraft c

  1. (physics) a force (physical quantity that denotes ability to accelerate a body)
  2. strength, power

Declension

Inflection of kraft 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative kraft kraften krafter krafterna
Genitive krafts kraftens krafters krafternas

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