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Thursday, January 16, 2014

echt

\ekht\ , adjective;
1.
real; authentic; genuine.
Quotes:
This is true or echt because I used a calculator.
-- Patricia Wood, Lottery, 2008
Outside, there is the kind of veiled, wintry sunshine which never manages to warm the chilly air, stirred by a light and capricious, echt Berlin breeze.
-- Alain Robbe-Grillet, Repetition, 2003
Origin:
Echt entered English from the German word of the same spelling in the early 1900s.
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