Ente

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See also: ente, enté, énte, and -ente

German[edit]

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 Ente on German Wikipedia

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German ente alongside ant, from Old High German enita alongside anut, from Proto-Germanic *anudz, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂énh₂t-. Compare Dutch eend.

The sense “canard” is a loan translation of French canard.

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Noun[edit]

Ente f (genitive Ente, plural Enten, diminutive Entchen n or Entlein n)

  1. duck (aquatic bird of the family Anatidae)
  2. (typically) mallard; by far the most common duck species in the area, thought of as the duck per se
  3. (informal nickname) Citroën 2CV
  4. (medicine) urinal (vessel for holding urine)
  5. (journalism) canard (false or misleading report)

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Further reading[edit]

  • Ente in Duden online