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EtymologyEdit

From Old High German pfāwo, from Proto-Germanic *pāwô, from Latin pāvō. Cognate with English pea.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /pfaʊ̯/ (standard)
  • IPA(key): /faʊ̯/ (northern Germany, central Germany)
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -aʊ̯
  • Homophone: Vau (nonstandard)

NounEdit

Pfau m (genitive Pfaus or Pfaues, plural Pfauen or Pfaue)

  1. peacock
  2. (astronomy) the constellation Pavo

DeclensionEdit

Further readingEdit

  • Pfau in Duden online