Farwe

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Low German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German varwe, from Middle Low German verwe, from Old Saxon *farwi, *farawi ‎(colour), from Proto-Germanic *farwō, from Proto-Indo-European *per-, *perḱ- ‎(motley, coloured). Cognate with Old High German farawa ‎(color) (German Farbe), Old High German faro ‎(colored), Latin pulcher ‎(beautiful, sheen), Ancient Greek περκνός ‎(perknós, multicolored), Old Irish earc ‎(spotted).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /'farwə/, /'faːvə/

Noun[edit]

Farwe f ‎(plural Farwen)

  1. colour/color
  2. (in some dialects) paint

See also[edit]