Klafter

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German klāftra.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Noun[edit]

Klafter m or n or f (genitive Klafters, plural Klafter)

  1. (historical) fathom (regionally dependent unit of length approximately equal to 1.90 meters)
  2. (historical) regionally dependent unit of volume approximately equal to 3 cubic meters

Usage notes[edit]

  • Klafter is one of a small number of German nouns which can or historically could have all three genders; see the appendix.

Descendants[edit]

  • Dutch: klafter

Further reading[edit]

  • Klafter” in Duden online
  • Klafter” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache