Fenn

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See also: fenn and fenn-

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

Fenn

  1. A surname​.

German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • Venn (see usage notes)

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German venne, from Old Saxon fenni, from Proto-Germanic *fanją. The word did exist in High German (Old High German fenni), but Middle High German venne is rare and the word was later lost in Upper German and most dialects of Central German. The modern form is therefore based chiefly on the Low German lineage. Cognate with Dutch veen.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Fenn n (genitive Fenns or Fennes, plural Fenne)

  1. (regional, northern and western Germany) mire, bog, fen

Usage notes[edit]

  • The word is rather rare in free use but common in geographical names, in which it is sometimes spelt Venn (most prominently in Hohes Venn).

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Synonyms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Fenn in Duden online