See also: dampf

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German dampf, tampf, from Old High German thamph, damph, tamph, from Proto-Germanic *dampaz. Given the predominant d- in Old High German and quite frequent attestations with th- in related words, the underlying form in High German is probably *þampaz; also attested in the Old Saxon verb thempian. The origin of this byform seems unclear. Eventually derived from Proto-Germanic *dimpaną (to steam; vaporise).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /dam(p)f/, [dampf], [damf]
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NounEdit

Dampf m (genitive Dampfes or Dampfs, plural Dämpfe)

  1. steam
  2. vapor / vapour

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Further readingEdit

  • Dampf” in Duden online