See also: prise, prisé, and prìse

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Etymology edit

Ca. 1400, from Middle French prise (spoils), from prendre (to take). The monophthongal form and the restriction to nautical context probably established themselves under influence of Middle Low German prîse, from the same source. The diphthongised form is preserved in preisgeben (to surrender, relinquish). The sense “pinch” (18th c.) is a renewed loan from Modern French.

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Noun edit

Prise f (genitive Prise, plural Prisen, diminutive Prischen n)

  1. pinch, dash (amount that can be held between thumb, index and middle finger, of salt, flour, powder etc.)
  2. (nautical) prize (captured ship or freight)
  3. (figurative, else obsolete) booty, spoils (in general)
    Synonym: Beute

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Further reading edit

  • Prise” in Duden online
  • Prise” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache