See also: zank

Central FranconianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • Zand (Moselle Franconian; some dialects of Ripuarian)
  • Zahn (Ripuarian variant from standard German)

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German zan, zant, from Old High German zan, zand, from Proto-Germanic *tanþs, from Proto-Indo-European *h₃dónts. For the phonetic development compare Hand.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

Zank m (plural Zäng, diminutive Zänkche)

  1. (Ripuarian, now chiefly western dialects) tooth
    Jank, Schäng, ’ch hann Zankpeng.
    Go away, John, I have toothache. (Humorous example of “Ripuarian Chinese”.)

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Back-formation from zanken (to row, to squabble).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /t͡saŋk/
  • (file)

NounEdit

Zank m (genitive Zanks or Zankes, no plural)

  1. row, argument, quarrel

DeclensionEdit

SynonymsEdit

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Zank” in Duden online

PlautdietschEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from German Zank

NounEdit

Zank m

  1. quarrel, fight, argument