Draht

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German drāt (wire, thread), from Old High German drāt, thrāt, from Proto-Germanic *þrēduz, from Proto-Indo-European *treh₁-tu-, from *terh₁- (rub, twist). Related with drehen (to turn, twist), with which it was still associated in early modern German, as is proved by the insertion of the lengthening -h- (which is only used before sonorants or stem-finally). Cognate with Dutch draad, Low German Draat, English thread, Danish, Norwegian, and Swedish tråd, Icelandic þráður.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /dʁaːt/
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  • Hyphenation: Draht
  • Rhymes: -aːt

Noun[edit]

Draht m (genitive Drahtes, plural Drähte, diminutive Drähtchen n)

  1. wire (thread of metal; conductor)
  2. (obsolete) thread

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