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 Ente on German Wikipedia

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German ente alongside ant, from Old High German enita alongside anut, from Proto-Germanic *anadz, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂énh₂t-. Compare Dutch eend.

The sense “canard” is a calque of French canard.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɛntə/
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NounEdit

Ente f (genitive Ente, plural Enten, diminutive Entchen n or Entlein n)

  1. duck (aquatic bird of the family Anatidae)
  2. (typically) mallard; by far the most common duck species in the area, thought of as the duck per se
  3. (informal nickname) Citroën 2CV
  4. (medicine) urinal (vessel for holding urine)
  5. (journalism) canard (false or misleading report)

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Further readingEdit

  • Ente in Duden online