See also: span, SPAN, spàn, spân, spãn, špan, and Spāņ

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German spān, from Old High German spān (chip of wood, shaving), from Proto-Germanic *spēnuz (chip, shaving). Cognate with Old English spōn (piece of wood, chip). More at spoon.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ʃpaːn/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -aːn

NounEdit

Span m (genitive Spanes, plural Späne)

  1. chip; shaving; clipping (small, usually flat, cut-off piece)

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Further readingEdit

  • Span” in Duden online