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  1. A surname from German.

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An originally only Central and Low German word, spread by Luther. From northern Middle High German kane and Middle Low German kāne, from Old High German and Old Saxon *kano, all from Proto-West Germanic *kanō, from Proto-Germanic *kanô (vessel, boat).

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Kahn m (strong, genitive Kahns or Kahnes, plural Kähne)

  1. a small flat-bottomed boat such as a punt, used on inland waters
    Synonym: Nachen
  2. (slightly humorous) a ship, especially when old or in need of repair

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