Origin of TurnvereinGerman from turnen, to exercise (see turner) + verein, a union, association
Origin of turnvereinGerman turnen to do gymnastics ; see turner 2. 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.