See also: faden, fâden, and Fäden

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old High German fadum, from Proto-Germanic *faþmaz (embrace).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈfaːdn̩/
  • (file)

NounEdit

Faden m (genitive Fadens, plural Fäden or Faden, diminutive Fädchen n)

  1. yarn, thread
    der rote Faden
    the red thread (an expression meaning "the main theme")
  2. fathom
  3. suture
    die Fäden ziehen
    to remove the sutures

Usage notesEdit

  • The plural Fäden and diminutive Fädchen are for the sense of "yarn, thread."
  • The plural Faden is for the sense of "fathom."

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Esperanto: fadeno

Further readingEdit

  • Faden” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • Faden” in Duden online