echt [ɛçt] a.
1.) Real; genuine.
1.) Really; genuinely (American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language).
Etymology: German, from Middle High German, from Middle Low German echte; akin to Old High German eohaft, customary.
"Nevertheless, as we have seen, 'like the false Chelm, the echt Chelm also has its undertow of absurdity'...due to the hypertrophied textuality of diasporic Jewry. The echt Chelm is the wandering 'place' of Jewish linguistic lore, and is as much an attitude toward discourse as a canon or bound body of specific works." (The Ritual of New Creation: Jewish Tradition and Contemporary Literature, Norman Finkelstein, 1992).