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EtymologyEdit

Via Middle Low German dūne from a Scandinavic source and hence ultimately from Old Norse dúnn. The diphthong -au- is a secondary adaptation from the Low German to the standard German vowel system.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈdaʊ̯nə/
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NounEdit

Daune f (genitive Daune, plural Daunen)

  1. (always countable) down (soft, immature feather)

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