Panz

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ripuarian dialect where it originally meant stomach. From Old French pance, from Latin pantex.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Panz m (genitive Panz, plural Pänz)

  1. (regional, in the Rhineland) child

Usage notes[edit]

The singular is rarely used in standard German, but the plural Pänz is often found in Rhineland newspapers and other regional publications.


Luxembourgish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French pance, from Latin pantex. Cognate with English paunch, German Pansen and Panz.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Panz f (plural Pänz)

  1. stomach (of an animal), rumen, paunch
  2. (vulgar) paunch, potbelly (on a person)