fætter

DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Danish fædder (paternal uncle, male cousin), from Middle Low German vedder (paternal uncle, male cousin, fraternal nephew). Compare German Vetter, Old English fædera, Latin patruus, Ancient Greek πάτρως (pátrōs).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /fɛtər/, [ˈfɛd̥ɐ]

NounEdit

fætter c (singular definite fætteren, plural indefinite fætre)

  1. a male cousin (son of one's parent's sibling)
  2. (informal) fellow, chap

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Last modified on 3 November 2013, at 16:20