Pfosten

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German [Term?], from Old High German pfosto, from Latin postis.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈpfɔstən/, [ˈpfɔstən], [ˈpfɔstn̩] (standard)
  • IPA(key): /ˈfɔstən/ (northern Germany, central Germany)
  • (file)

NounEdit

Pfosten m (genitive Pfostens, plural Pfosten or Pfösten)

  1. post; pillar (long, fairly thick piece of wood or metal used to stabilise something)
  2. (less common) post; pole; pale (such an object used for purposes other than stabilisation)
  3. (sports) goalpost

Usage notesEdit

  • The normal plural is unchanged Pfosten.
  • The plural Pfösten is regional and restricted to southern Germany and Austria. It is rarely seen in standard usage.

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