fein

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German fîn. Compare Modern English fine, from Middle English fin via an Anglo-Norman root from Old French fin ("fine, delicate"), ultimately deriving from Latin finitus ("finished", the perfect passive participle of fīniō,fīnīre ("to finish; to limit; to appoint"). See also Italian finere and Modern French fin and finir.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

fein (comparative feiner, superlative am feinsten)

  1. fine

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

Entry fein in Deutsches Wörterbuch von Jacob Grimm und Wilhelm Grimm at woerterbuchnetz.de

Entry fîn in Mittelhochdeutsches Handwörterbuch von Matthias Lexer at woerterbuchnetz.de


Romansch[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (Rumantsch Grischun, Puter, Vallader) fain
  • (Sutsilvan, Surmiran) fagn

Etymology[edit]

From Latin faenum.

Noun[edit]

fein m

  1. (Sursilvan) hay

Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

  • (Rumantsch Grischun, Sutsilvan) fanar