Gans

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See also: gans, Gäns, and -gans

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From gans.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Gans

  1. A surname​.

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German gans, from Old High German gans, from Proto-West Germanic *gans, from Proto-Germanic *gans, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰh₂éns. Compare Low German Gans, Goos, Dutch gans, English goose, Danish gås.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɡans/, [ɡans], [ɡants]
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  • Homophone: ganz (except possibly in very careful speech)

Noun[edit]

Gans f (genitive Gans, plural Gänse, diminutive Gänschen n or Gänslein n)

  1. goose

Declension[edit]

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Derived terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Gans” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • Gans” in Uni Leipzig: Wortschatz-Lexikon
  • Gans” in Duden online
  • Wikipedia-logo.svg Gans on the German Wikipedia.Wikipedia de

Pennsylvania German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German and Old High German gans, from Proto-West Germanic *gans. Compare German Gans, Dutch gans, English goose, Danish gås.

Noun[edit]

Gans f (plural Ganse)

  1. goose