Pferch

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German pferrich, from Old High German pfarrich, pferrich ‎(fence, enclosure), from Proto-Germanic *parrukaz ‎(fence, enclosure), from Proto-Germanic *parr- ‎(stake, bar, bolt, beam, fence-post), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)par- ‎(beam, log). Akin to Old English pearruc ‎(enclosure, paddock, fence), Old Norse parrak ‎(enclosure, pond), Gothic *𐍀𐌰𐍂𐍂𐌰 ‎(parra, enclosure) (whence Old Provençal parran ‎(garden, enclosure), Spanish parra ‎(trellis), Old High German sparro ‎(beam, pole) (German Sparren ‎(spar)). Doublet of Park. More at paddock, park.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /pfɛʁç/, /pfɛɐ̯ç/ (standard)
  • IPA(key): /fɛɐ̯ç/ (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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