Kastanie

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German kastānie, ultimately from Latin castanea (nut), from Ancient Greek καστάνεια (kastáneia), from κᾰ́στᾰνᾰ (kástana, sweet chestnuts), further origin uncertain.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kasˈtaːni̯ə/
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Noun[edit]

Kastanie f (genitive Kastanie, plural Kastanien)

  1. chestnut
    1. a tree of the genus Castanea, or its nut
    2. horse-chestnut, a tree of the genus Aesculus, or its nut
      Synonym: Rosskastanie

Usage notes[edit]

  • In biological terminology, the simplex Kastanie refers to the genus Castanea, while Aesculus must be specified as Rosskastanie. However, in non-specialist use it is often the horse-chestnut which is thought of as the proto-typical Kastanie.

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Descendants[edit]

  • Bulgarian: кестен (kesten) (or from Ottoman Turkish)
  • Hungarian: gesztenye
  • Polish: kasztan
  • Serbo-Croatian: (or from Ottoman Turkish)
    Cyrillic: кестен
    Latin: kesten

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