See also: finne

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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈfɪnə/
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Etymology 1Edit

From Middle Low German finne, vinne, from Old Saxon *finna, from Proto-Germanic *finnō. More at fin.

 
Als Finne bezeichnet man den keilförmig zulaufenden Teil eines Hammerkopfs.

NounEdit

Finne f (genitive Finne, plural Finnen)

  1. big dorsal fin as found in large fish and marine mammals
  2. the wedge-shaped end of a hammer's head
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Etymology 2Edit

Compare Early New High German vinne (pimple), Middle Low German vinne, Middle Dutch vinne (Dutch vin); all share meanings related “pointed, sharp” (as in a point protruding from the skin), so relation with Finne (fin) is possible. The “larva” meaning arises from larvae under the skin of animals looking like raised bumps or pimples.

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Finne f (genitive Finne, plural Finnen)

  1. pimple, pustule
  2. larva (of a parasitic worm)
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Etymology 3Edit

From Swedish Finne, from Old Norse Finnr (Finn). Related to Old English Finnas.

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Finne m (genitive Finnen, plural Finnen, female Finnin)

  1. Finn (person from Finland)
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