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Alemannic GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Bernian tænd; compare German Zahn and Dutch tand.

NounEdit

Ton (genitive singular Tones, plural Tän, genitive plural Tänens)

  1. (Berne dialectal) tooth

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GermanEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

With irregular t- (as in tausend) and widespread dialectal -ā--ō- from Middle High German dāhen, tāhen, inflected form of dāhe, tāhe, from Old High German thāha, dāha, tāha, from Proto-Germanic *þanhǭ. Cognate with Old English þō, Old Norse þá, Gothic 𐌸𐌰𐌷𐍉 (þāhō).

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NounEdit

Ton m (genitive Tons or Tones, plural Tone)

  1. clay
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Etymology 2Edit

From Middle High German tōn, from Latin tonus, from Ancient Greek τόνος (tónos).

NounEdit

Ton m (genitive Tons or Tones, plural Töne)

  1. tone
    • 1929, Kurt Tucholsky, Das Lächeln der Mona Lisa (Sammelband), Ernst Rowohlt Verlag, page 43:
      Eine der unangenehmsten Peinlichkeiten in deutschen Gerichtssälen ist die Überheblichkeit der Vorsitzenden im Ton den Angeklagten gegenüber.
      One of the most unpleasant embarrassments in German court rooms is the hubris of the presiding judges in the tone towards the defendants.
  2. (music) note (a musical pitch or sound)
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ReferencesEdit

  • Kluge, Friedrich (1975). Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache. 21. unveränderte Auflage. →ISBN. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, pp. 781–82.

Pennsylvania GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Compare German Ton.

NounEdit

Ton m (plural Teen)

  1. sound
  2. tone