Fall

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See also: fall and fäll

English[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

the Fall

  1. (theology) The sudden fall of humanity into a state of sin, as brought about by the transgression of Adam and Eve. [from 14th c.]

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Proper noun[edit]

Fall (plural Falls)

  1. A surname.

German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /fal/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -al

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle High German val, from Old High German fal, from Proto-Germanic *fallaz. Cognate with Dutch val, English fall. The sense “case” in all its shapes is a calque of Latin casus.

Noun[edit]

Fall m (strong, genitive Falles or Falls, plural Fälle)

  1. fall, drop (the act of falling or an instance thereof)
    freier Fallfree fall
  2. fall, capture (the act of being seized by enemy forces)
    der Fall von Konstantinopelthe fall of Constantinople
  3. fall; the loss of one's innocence, honour, reputation, fortune, etc.
  4. case (actual event, situation, or fact)
  5. case (instance or event as a topic of study)
  6. case (piece of work, e.g. a criminal case)
  7. case (legal proceeding)
  8. (medicine) case (instance of a specific condition or set of symptoms)
  9. (grammar) case (kind of inflection of a nominal)
    Synonym: Kasus
    Coordinate terms: Geschlecht, Zahl
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grammatical case
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Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Low German [Term?].

Noun[edit]

Fall n (mixed, genitive Falles or Falls, plural Fallen)

  1. (nautical) halyard
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Luxembourgish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German val.

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Noun[edit]

Fall m (plural Fäll)

  1. case, situation, circumstance

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Pennsylvania German[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Compare German Fall, Dutch geval.

Noun[edit]

Fall m (plural Felle)

  1. fall
  2. case, event

Etymology 2[edit]

Compare German Falle, Dutch val.

Noun[edit]

Fall f (plural Falle)

  1. trap