Fach

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See also: fach and -fach

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German vach, from Old High German fah, from Proto-West Germanic *fak, from Proto-Germanic *faką.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /fax/, [fäχ]
  • (file)
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: Fach
  • Rhymes: -ax

Noun[edit]

Fach n (strong, genitive Faches or Fachs, plural Fächer)

  1. compartment
  2. drawer
  3. subject

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Luxembourgish: Fach
  • Polish: fach

Further reading[edit]

  • Fach” in Duden online
  • Fach” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache

Luxembourgish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German Fach, from Middle High German vach, from Old High German fah, from Proto-West Germanic *fak, from Proto-Germanic *faką.

The contemporary form is clearly of German origin; there may have been an inherited *Faach, but the older dictionaries do not give it. Compare Gefaach.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Fach n (plural Fächer)

  1. compartment
  2. pigeonhole, shelf
  3. subject, field, discipline

Derived terms[edit]


Plautdietsch[edit]

Noun[edit]

Fach n (plural Fecha)

  1. subject, course of study