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From Middle High German fazzunge, vazzunge, from Old High German fazzunga, equivalent to fassen +‎ -ung. Cognate with Middle Low German vātinge.


  • IPA(key): /ˈfasʊŋ/
  • Hyphenation: Fas‧sung
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Fassung f (genitive Fassung, plural Fassungen)

  1. a device which holds something else, e.g. a socket for a lightbulb, the setting of a jewel etc.
  2. version
    Der Autor hat eine neue Fassung des Stückes geschrieben, da die erste kein Erfolg war.
    The author has written a new version of the play, since the first one was no success.
  3. composure, self-control
    die Fassung verlierento lose one’s composure, get uncontrollably angry
    die Fassung bewahrento keep one’s composure, to suppress one’s emotions


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