Finne

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German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈfɪnə/
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  • Hyphenation: Fin‧ne

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Middle Low German finne, vinne, from Old Saxon *finna, from Proto-Germanic *finnō. More at fin.

Als Finne bezeichnet man den keilförmig zulaufenden Teil eines Hammerkopfs.

Noun[edit]

Finne f (genitive Finne, plural Finnen)

  1. big dorsal fin as found in large fish and marine mammals
  2. the wedge-shaped end of a hammer's head
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Etymology 2[edit]

Compare Early New High German vinne (pimple), Middle Low German vinne, Middle Dutch vinne (Dutch vin); all share meanings related “pointed, sharp” (as in a point protruding from the skin), so relation with Finne (fin) is possible. The “larva” meaning arises from larvae under the skin of animals looking like raised bumps or pimples.

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Finne f (genitive Finne, plural Finnen)

  1. pimple, pustule
  2. larva (of a parasitic worm)
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Etymology 3[edit]

Borrowed from Swedish finne, from Old Norse Finnr (Finn). Related to Old English Finnas.

Noun[edit]

Finne m (weak, genitive Finnen, plural Finnen, feminine Finnin)

  1. Finn (person from Finland)
    Synonym: (archaic, nowadays nonstandard) Finnländer
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Further reading[edit]

  • Finne” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • Finne” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache