fætter

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Danish fædder (paternal uncle, male cousin), from Middle Low German vedder (paternal uncle, male cousin, fraternal nephew). Compare German Vetter, Old English fædera, Latin patruus, Ancient Greek πάτρως (pátrōs).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /fɛtər/, [ˈfɛd̥ɐ]

Noun[edit]

fætter c (singular definite fætteren, plural indefinite fætre)

  1. a male cousin (son of one's parent's sibling)
  2. (informal) fellow, chap

Inflection[edit]

Coordinate terms[edit]

  • kusine (female cousin)

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