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]

Noun[edit]

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

  1. yarn, thread
  2. fathom

Declension[edit]

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."

Derived terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

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