Fedder

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German Low German[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Saxon fethara, from Proto-Germanic *feþrō, from Proto-Indo-European *péth₂r̥ (feather, wing), from *peth₂- (to fly). Compare Plautdietsch Fadda, Fada; German Feder; Dutch veder, veer; English feather; Danish fjer; Swedish fjäder.

Noun[edit]

Fedder f (plural Feddern)

  1. feather (bird)
  2. spring (coil)

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References[edit]

  • Der neue SASS: Plattdeutsches Wörterbuch, Plattdeutsch - Hochdeutsch, Hochdeutsch - Plattdeutsch. Plattdeutsche Rechtschreibung, sixth revised edition (2011, →ISBN, Wachholtz Verlag, Neumünster)

Pennsylvania German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German fedara (akin to Old Saxon fethara), from Proto-Germanic *feþrō, from Proto-Indo-European *péth₂r̥ (feather, wing), from *peth₂- (to fly). Compare German Feder, Dutch veder, English feather.

Noun[edit]

Fedder f (plural Feddre)

  1. feather
  2. pen (writing implement)
  3. spring (coil)