See also: Janner

German edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

From Middle High German jenner, from Latin iānuārius, as a more "natural" descendant of the same Latin word later reborrowed with the common name.

Cognate with Pennsylvania German Yenner.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈjɛnːɐ/, /ˈjɛnːər/
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Noun edit

Jänner m (strong, genitive Jänners, plural Jänner)

  1. (Austria, South Tyrol, Switzerland, Bavaria) Synonym of Januar (January)

Usage notes edit

  • The word is the standard and most common form in Austria and South Tyrol, and can also be found less commonly in Switzerland and Southern Germany; this is in contrast to the also-indigenous Austrian Feber, which is now commonly replaced with Februar even in Austria.
  • Uneducated people who do not have contact with speakers from these areas will likely not know, and hence not understand, this term.

Declension edit

Further reading edit

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