See also: spanne and spänne

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German spanne, from Old High German spanna, from Proto-Germanic *spannō, from Proto-Indo-European *(s)pend- (to stretch). Cognate with Dutch span, spanne, English span.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈʃpanə/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -anə

NounEdit

Spanne f (genitive Spanne, plural Spannen)

  1. span (space between the tips of the thumb and little finger)
    1. (historical) span (semi-standardised measure of length)
  2. span; period of time
  3. range; margin; spread (scope between two values, e.g. a mininum and a maximum)

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