pusten

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The modern form is from German Low German pusten, from Middle Low German pūsten, borrowed during the 18th century and spread in this Low German form after that. Earlier attestations (from the 14th century on) are pausten, pfausten, rarely also pusten. These prove the word to be inherited in High German. It is sometimes traced back to an onomatopoeic Proto-Indo-European root.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpuːstən/, [ˈpuːstən], [ˈpuːstn̩]
  • Hyphenation: pus‧ten

Verb[edit]

pusten (third-person singular simple present pustet, past tense pustete, past participle gepustet, auxiliary haben)

  1. to blow (usually with one’s mouth)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache

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