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GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German pferrich, from Old High German pherrich ‎(fence, enclosure), possibly from Proto-Germanic *parrikaz ‎(fence, enclosure), derived from *parr- ‎(stake, bar, bolt, beam, fence-post). According to another theory from early Medieval Latin parricus, of uncertain origin. At any rate akin to Old English pearruc ‎(enclosure, paddock, fence), Old Norse parrak ‎(enclosure, pond), Old French parc. German Park is a doublet. See English park and paddock for more.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /pfɛʁç/, [pfɛʁç], [pfɛɐ̯ç] (standard)
  • IPA(key): /fɛʁç/ (most speakers in northern and central Germany)

NounEdit

Pferch m ‎(genitive Pferchs or Pferches, plural Pferche)

  1. (for animals) a fold, a pen
  2. a small plot of land surrounded by a portable fence

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