Feder

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from German Feder.

Proper noun[edit]

Feder (plural Feders)

  1. A surname, equivalent to the English Feather, from German​.

Statistics[edit]

  • According to the 2010 United States Census, Feder is the 11026th most common surname in the United States, belonging to 2884 individuals. Feder is most common among White (95.6%) individuals.

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German[edit]

German Wikipedia has an article on:
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Feder (4)

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German vëdere, from Old High German fedara (akin to Old Saxon fethara), from Proto-West Germanic *feþru, from Proto-Germanic *feþrō, from Proto-Indo-European *péth₂r̥ ~ pth₂én- (feather, wing), from *peth₂- (to fly).

Compare Low German Fedder, Dutch veder, veer, English feather, Danish fjer, Swedish fjäder.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈfeːdəʁ/, [ˈfeːdɐ]
  • (file)
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: Fe‧der

Noun[edit]

Feder f (genitive Feder, plural Federn, diminutive Federchen n)

  1. feather
  2. spring (of a machine or gadget)
  3. (historical) quill pen
  4. nib (of a fountain pen)
    Synonym: Federspitze
  5. (metonymically) penholder, fountain pen
    Synonyms: Federhalter, Füllfederhalter

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Feder m or f (proper noun, surname, masculine genitive Feders or (with an article) Feder, feminine genitive Feder, plural Feders or Feder)

  1. A surname, equivalent to the English Feather​.

Descendants[edit]

  • English: Feder, Feather

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