Klafter

See also: klafter

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old High German klāftra.

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)

NounEdit

Klafter m or n or f (genitive Klafters, plural Klafter)

  1. (historical) fathom (regionally dependent unit of length approximately equal to 1.90 meters)
  2. (historical) regionally dependent unit of volume approximately equal to 3 cubic meters

Usage notesEdit

  • Klafter is one of a small number of German nouns which can or historically could have all three genders; see the appendix.

DescendantsEdit

  • Dutch: klafter

Further readingEdit

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