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 Feder (Begriffsklärung) on German Wikipedia

EtymologyEdit

From Old High German fedara (akin to Old Saxon fethara), from Proto-Germanic *feþrō, from Proto-Indo-European *péth₂r̥ ~ pth₂én- (feather, wing), from *peth₂- (to fly). Compare Low German Fedder, Dutch veder, veer, English feather, Danish fjer, Swedish fjäder.

PronunciationEdit

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  • IPA(key): /ˈfeːdəʁ/, [ˈfeːdɐ]
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  • Hyphenation: Fe‧der

NounEdit

Feder f (genitive Feder, plural Federn, diminutive Federchen n)

  1. feather
  2. a spring of a machine or gadget
  3. a pen, used as a writing tool in ancient times

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