Floß

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See also: floss, Floss, and FLOSS

German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • Floss (Switzerland, Liechtenstein)

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German vlōz n, m, from Old High German flōz n. Compare Dutch vlot (raft), a related but different formation.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Floß n, m (genitive Floßes, plural Flöße or Floße)

  1. raft

Usage notes[edit]

  • The word is always neuter in contemporary German, the masculine being obsolete. Nevertheless Floß takes the formally masculine plural Flöße, thus being the only neuter with a plural in -e + umlaut. The regularized form Floße is sometimes heard in the vernacular.

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