First

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

First

  1. A surname.

Anagrams[edit]

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German virst, from Old High German first, perhaps ultimately from a combination of Proto-Indo-European *per- + *steh₂-, similar to Proto-Indo-Iranian *pr̥štʰás (ridge, back), Latin postis (doorpost), Ancient Greek παστάς (pastás, porch).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /fɪʁst/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

First m (strong, genitive Firstes or Firsts, plural Firste)

  1. ridge (of a roof)

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Friedrich Kluge (1883), “First”, in , John Francis Davis, transl., Etymological Dictionary of the German Language, published 1891

Further reading[edit]

  • First” in Duden online