Henne

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See also: henne and henné

Alemannic German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German henne, from Old High German henna, from Proto-Germanic *hanjō. Cognate with German Henne, Dutch hen, English hen, Icelandic hæna.

Noun[edit]

Henne f

  1. (Uri) hen (female chicken)

References[edit]

  • “Henne” in Abegg, Emil, (1911) Die Mundart von Urseren (Beiträge zur Schweizerdeutschen Grammatik. IV.) [The Dialect of Urseren], Frauenfeld, Switzerland: Huber & co.

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German henne, from Old High German henna, from Proto-Germanic *hanjō, from Proto-Indo-European *kan- (to sing), *kana-. Compare Dutch hen, English hen, Danish høne, Icelandic hæna. See also Huhn.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈhɛnə/
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Noun[edit]

Henne f (genitive Henne, plural Hennen)

  1. hen (female chicken)

Usage notes[edit]

  • In western and parts of northern Germany, the word Henne is rarely used and only the synonym Huhn is common. Henne might still be used in these regions when the specification of the female is of particular importance to the context, chiefly in the plural.

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