Hand

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See also: hand, HAND, händ, hånd, hand., and hånd-

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Hand

  1. A surname​.

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Central Franconian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • Hank (chiefly western Ripuarian)

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German *hand, northern variant of hant. The regular form in Moselle Franconian and some southern dialects of Ripuarian is Hand with a plural Hänn (< *hende) through the development: intervocalic -nd--nn-. The regular form in most of Ripuarian is Hank with a plural Häng (< *henge) through velarization and subsequently a corresponding development: intervocalic -ŋg--ŋŋ-.

These regular systems are preserved in Moselle Franconian and western Ripuarian. In many eastern and central Ripuarian dialects, the native velarization has to a large degree been reverted under the influence of standard German and surrounding varieties. This reversion, which has emanated from Cologne, is irregular, affecting -nk more than it does -ng-, and hence it has led to occasional variation between velarized and de-velarized forms within the inflectional paradigm of one word (compare Wand, Zand, schänge).

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Noun[edit]

Hand f (plural Hänn or Häng, diminutive Händche)

  1. (many dialects) hand

Usage notes[edit]

  • The plural Hänn is used in Moselle Franconian and some southern dialects of Ripuarian. The form Häng is used in many Ripuarian dialects, including Kölsch.

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German hant, from Old High German hant, from Proto-West Germanic *handu, from Proto-Germanic *handuz. Compare Dutch hand, English hand, West Frisian hân, Danish hånd, Gothic 𐌷𐌰𐌽𐌳𐌿𐍃 (handus).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /hant/
    • IPA(key): [hɑnd̥] (Swiss, Austro-Bavarian)
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ant

Noun[edit]

Hand f (genitive Hand, plural Hände, diminutive Händchen n or Händlein n)

  1. hand

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Noun[edit]

Hand n or f (genitive Hand or Hands, no plural)

  1. (soccer, informal) Short for Handspiel.
    Das war Hand!
    That was a handball!
    Das erste Hand war vor dem Strafraum, aber das zweite hätte Elfmeter geben müssen.
    The first handball was outside the box, but the second one should have been a penalty.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Generally used without preceding articles, determiners, or adjectives. When they are used, however, they tend to be neuter rather than feminine.

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Hunsrik[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German hant, from Proto-West Germanic *handu, from Proto-Germanic *handuz.

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Hand f (plural Henn, diminutive Hendche)

  1. hand

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Low German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Saxon hand, from Proto-West Germanic *handu, from Proto-Germanic *handuz. Compare Dutch hand, English hand, West Frisian hân, Danish hånd, Gothic 𐌷𐌰𐌽𐌳𐌿𐍃 (handus).

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Hand m (plural Hänn' or Hänn)

  1. hand

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Luxembourgish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German *hand, northern variant of hant, from Proto-West Germanic *handu, from Proto-Germanic *handuz.

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Hand f (plural Hänn, diminutive Händchen)

  1. hand

Pennsylvania German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare German Hand, Dutch hand, English hand.

Noun[edit]

Hand f (plural Hend)

  1. hand
  2. handwriting