Origin of TurnvereinGerman ; from turnen, to exercise (see turner) + verein, a union, association
Origin of turnvereinGerman : turnen, to do gymnastics; see turner2 + Verein, club (from obsolete vereine, back-formation from Middle High German vereinen, to unite : ver-, intensive pref. from Old High German far-; see per1 in Indo-European roots + einen, to make one, from ein, one, from Old High German; see oi-no- in Indo-European roots).
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German, from turnen to exercise + Verein a union.