GermanEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German pranke, a Romance borrowing, found as Late Latin branca, from Gaulish.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /präŋkə/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -aŋkə

NounEdit

Pranke f (genitive Pranke, plural Pranken)

  1. paw of a large predator, especially felines (compare Tatze);
  2. large, coarse hand (colloquial);
    • 2005, Aslı Sevindim, Candlelight Döner. Geschichten über meine deutsch-türkische Familie, Berlin: Ullstein, →ISBN, page 77:
      Ich dagegen finde die Stimme meines Vaters weniger furchteinflößend als seine riesigen Pranken.
      I, in contrast, deem the voice of my father less fear-inducing than his huge hands.

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