Föhn

See also: föhn

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EtymologyEdit

From Vulgar Latin *faōnius, from Latin Favōnius ‎(Favonius), a Roman wind god.

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NounEdit

Föhn m ‎(genitive Föhns, plural Föhne or Föhns)

  1. a warm wind which appears on the leeward side of mountains, for example on the northern side of the alps in south Germany; a foehn
  2. hair dryer

Usage notesEdit

  • The normal plural is Föhne.
  • The plural Föhns is quite often heard in the vernacular.
  • Fön is a trademark that was not affected by the 1996 spelling reform, and remains in use as an alternative spelling for the hair-dryer sense only.

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