From Middle High German pfütze, from Old High German pfuzzi, from Latin puteus (“pit, well”). The same word in a Low German form is Pütt (“mine shaft”). Related to Luxembourgish Pëtz, Dutch put, English pit, French puits, Spanish pozo, Italian pozzo.
- IPA(key): /ˈpfʏtsə/ (standard)
- IPA(key): /ˈfʏtsə/ (often, in northern and central Germany)
Pfütze f (genitive Pfütze, plural Pfützen)