Pfanne

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German pfanne, from Old High German phanna, from Proto-West Germanic *pannā, from Proto-Germanic *pannǭ, from Late Latin panna, from Latin patina (bowl, platter). Doublet of Patina.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpfanə/ (prescriptive standard)
  • IPA(key): /ˈfanə/ (northern and central Germany, de-facto standard)
  • IPA(key): /ˈpfanːə/ (Switzerland)
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -anə

Noun[edit]

Pfanne f (genitive Pfanne, plural Pfannen, diminutive Pfännchen n)

  1. (generally) frying pan
  2. (in context) short for any of the compounds below having -pfanne as their last component
  3. in technical contexts often a metaphor for various implements termed in English mostly socket, as well as in anatomical terminology.

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Further reading[edit]

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