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GermanEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German zēhe, from Old High German zēha, from an original *tēha, from Proto-Germanic *taihwǭ (toe), from Proto-Indo-European *deyḱ- (to point out). Compare Dutch teen.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈt͡seːə/
  • (file)

NounEdit

Zehe f (genitive Zehe, plural Zehen)

  1. clove (of garlic and similar plants)
  2. (regional) toe

Usage notesEdit

Zehe as meaning “toe” is universally understood, but rare in most regions. The form is common in Saxony (and bordering parts of East Central Germany) as well as parts of Austria.[1] The more widespread form is Zeh (of masculine gender).

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ReferencesEdit

Further readingEdit

  • Zehe in Duden online

Pennsylvania GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Compare German Zehe, Dutch teen, English toe.

NounEdit

Zehe m (plural Zehe)

  1. toe