Faden

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See also: faden, fâden, and Fäden

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German fadum, from Proto-Germanic *faþmaz (embrace).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈfaːdn̩/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

Faden m (genitive Fadens, plural Fäden or Faden, diminutive Fädchen n)

  1. yarn, thread
    der rote Faden
    the red thread (an expression meaning "the main theme")
  2. fathom
  3. suture
    die Fäden ziehen
    to remove the sutures

Usage notes[edit]

  • The plural Fäden and diminutive Fädchen are for the sense of "yarn, thread."
  • The plural Faden is for the sense of "fathom."

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Esperanto: fadeno

Further reading[edit]

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