Fass

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See also: fass and Faß

Alemannic German[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Cognate to German Faß.

Noun[edit]

Fass n (plural Fässer, diminutive Fässli)

  1. barrel, keg, cask

German[edit]

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Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German vaz, from Old High German faz, from Proto-Germanic *fatą, related to Dutch vat. More at fat, vat.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /fas/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -as

Noun[edit]

Fass n (strong, genitive Fasses, plural Fässer, diminutive Fässchen n)

  1. barrel, keg, cask

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Usage notes[edit]

  • The spelling Fass has been the prescribed spelling since the German spelling reform of 1996 (the Rechtschreibreform). In Switzerland and Liechtenstein, it had already been standard since ⟨ß⟩ was deprecated in the 1930s. In the affected areas, the previous spelling (Faß) is now less common, and may be regarded as a misspelling.

Further reading[edit]

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