Aff

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See also: aff, AFF, and aff.

Alemannic German[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old High German affo, from Proto-Germanic *apô. Cognate with German Affe, Dutch aap, English ape, Swedish apa.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Aff m (plural Affe, diminutive Äffli)

  1. monkey, ape

References[edit]


Central Franconian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • Aaf (western Moselle Franconian; few dialects of Ripuarian)
  • Aap (Ripuarian)

Noun[edit]

Aff m

  1. (eastern Moselle Franconian) ape; monkey

Hunsrik[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German affo.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Aff m (plural Affe)

  1. monkey, ape
    Er is hoorich wie en Aff.
    He is hairy like a monkey.
    • 1874, Peter Joseph Rottmann, Gedichte in Hunsrücker Mundart, p. 3:
      Willst Dau, Hannes, noh Bresilje ziehe, / Wo Deich Schlange unn die Affe kriehe? / Ach, dann stehrbt gewiß Dei Liesekett!

Further reading[edit]


Pennsylvania German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare German Affe, Dutch aap, English ape.

Noun[edit]

Aff m (plural Affe)

  1. ape
  2. monkey
  3. silly person

Rhine Franconian[edit]

Noun[edit]

Aff

  1. (Palatine) ape; monkey