echt vs genuine what difference

what is difference between echt and genuine

English

Etymology

Borrowed from German echt (real). The German term originates from Middle Low German echt (lawful, genuine), contraction of ehacht, variant form of ehaft (lawful, pertaining to the law) from ê(e) (law, marriage).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɛkt/

Adjective

echt (comparative more echt, superlative most echt)

  1. proper, real, genuine, true to type
    • 1980, Anthony Burgess, Earthly Powers, Penguin, p.8
      I had heard [the phrase] in Lamb House, Rye, but it was less echt Henry James than Henry James mocking echt Meredith.

Translations

Anagrams

  • Chet, Tech., chet, etch, hect-, tech

Dutch

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɛxt/
  • Hyphenation: echt
  • Rhymes: -ɛxt

Etymology 1

From Middle Dutch echt, from Old Dutch *ēhaft, from Proto-West Germanic *aiwahaft.

Adjective

echt (comparative echter, superlative echtst)

  1. authentic, true, genuine, real
    Synonyms: waar, heus
    Antonyms: onecht, nep, vals
Inflection
Derived terms
  • echtheid
  • onecht
  • rasecht
  • in het echt
Descendants
  • Afrikaans: eg
  • Petjo: echt, echies
  • Papiamentu: echt

Etymology 2

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Noun

echt m (uncountable)

  1. The institution marriage, matrimony.
    Synonym: huwelijk
Derived terms
  • echtelijk
  • echtgelofte
  • echtgenoot
  • echtscheiding
Descendants
  • Negerhollands: echt, echte

German

Alternative forms

  • ächt (obsolete)

Etymology

From Middle High German echt, borrowed from Middle Low German echt (lawful, genuine). The original form is Middle Low German ēhaft (lawful), from ē (law) (related to modern Ehe); then ēhacht by the Low German development -ft--cht- (compare Nichte); and eventually contracted into echt. Cognate to Old High German ēhaft (honourable) and Dutch echt.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɛçt/
  • Rhymes: -ɛçt

Adjective

echt (comparative echter, superlative am echtesten)

  1. authentic, genuine, true
  2. (chiefly colloquial) real; factual
    Synonyms: wirklich, tatsächlich
  3. (mathematics) proper

Declension

Derived terms

  • echtgolden
  • Echtheit
  • echt jetzt
  • echtsilbern
  • in echt
  • waschecht

Descendants

  • English: echt

Adverb

echt

  1. (chiefly colloquial) really; indeed

Synonyms

  • wirklich

Further reading

  • “echt” in Duden online


English

Etymology

From Latin genuinus (innate, native, natural), from gignere, from Old Latin genere (to beget, produce); see genus.

Pronunciation

  • enPR: jěnʹyo͞oĭn’, jĕnʹyo͞oīn’ IPA(key): /ˈdʒɛnjuːˌɪn/, /ˈdʒɛnjuːˌaɪn/
  • Rhymes: -ɛnjuːɪn, -ɛnjuːaɪn

Adjective

genuine (comparative more genuine, superlative most genuine)

  1. Belonging to, or proceeding from the original stock; native
  2. Not counterfeit, spurious, false, or adulterated

Synonyms

  • authentic
  • real
  • natural
  • (British dialectal) lubish
  • true
  • uncounterfeited
  • See also Thesaurus:genuine

Antonyms

  • fake
  • ingenuine

Related terms

  • genus

Translations

Further reading

  • genuine in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • genuine in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.

Anagrams

  • Guienne, eugenin, ingenue, ingénue, unigene

German

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˌɡenuˈiːnə/
  • Hyphenation: ge‧nu‧i‧ne

Adjective

genuine

  1. inflection of genuin:
    1. strong/mixed nominative/accusative feminine singular
    2. strong nominative/accusative plural
    3. weak nominative all-gender singular
    4. weak accusative feminine/neuter singular

Italian

Adjective

genuine

  1. feminine plural of genuino

Anagrams

  • ingenue, unigene

Latin

Adjective

genuīne

  1. vocative masculine singular of genuīnus

Norwegian Bokmål

Adjective

genuine

  1. definite singular of genuin
  2. plural of genuin

Norwegian Nynorsk

Adjective

genuine

  1. definite singular of genuin
  2. plural of genuin

Swedish

Adjective

genuine

  1. absolute definite natural masculine singular of genuin.

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