fanger

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English fanger, equivalent to fang +‎ -er. Cognate with Old High German fangari (fanger, one who takes).

Noun[edit]

fanger (plural fangers)

  1. (Now chiefly dialectal) A receiver.
  2. (obsolete) A helper; protector.

North Frisian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Frisian finger. Cognates include West Frisian finger.

Noun[edit]

fanger m (plural fangern)

  1. (Föhr-Amrum) (anatomy) finger