GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

The verb is attested since the 16th century and can be compared with Old High German zennen.[1]

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈt͡saːnən]
  • Hyphenation: zah‧nen
  • (file)

VerbEdit

zahnen (weak, third-person singular present zahnt, past tense zahnte, past participle gezahnt, auxiliary haben)

  1. (intransitive) to teethe (to grow teeth)
    ein Baby zahnt
    a baby is teething


ConjugationEdit

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Zahn: zahnen” in Wolfgang Pfeifer: Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Deutschen. Digitized and refined edition based on the 2nd edition published by Akademie-Verlag 1993.
    “Zahn: zahnen” in Wolfgang Pfeifer et al. (2005) Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Deutschen, 8th edition, München: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag, →ISBN, page 1590.

Further readingEdit

  • zahnen” in Duden online
  • zahnen” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • zahnen” in Uni Leipzig: Wortschatz-Lexikon