Pfahl

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German pfāl, from Latin pālus.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /p͡faːl/ (standard)
  • IPA(key): /faːl/ (northern Germany, central Germany)
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -aːl
  • Homophone: fahl (regional)

Noun[edit]

Pfahl m (strong, genitive Pfahles or Pfahls, plural Pfähle)

  1. (thick) stake, picket, pale
    Synonyms: Pfosten, Stange
  2. (heraldry) pale

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Proper noun[edit]

Pfahl m or f (proper noun, surname, masculine genitive Pfahls or (with an article) Pfahl, feminine genitive Pfahl, plural Pfahls)

  1. a surname

Further reading[edit]

  • Pfahl” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • Pfahl” in Uni Leipzig: Wortschatz-Lexikon
  • Pfahl” in Duden online