Fenn

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German venne, from Old Saxon fenni. The word did exist in High German (already Old High German fenni), but Middle High German venne is rare and the word has later become extinct in Upper German and most dialects of Central German. The modern word is therefore based on the Low German lineage. Cognate with Dutch veen.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Fenn n (genitive Fenns or Fennes, plural Fenne)

  1. (regional, northern and western Germany) mire, bog, fen

Usage notes[edit]

  • The word is restricted chiefly to geographical names.

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External links[edit]

  • Fenn in Duden online