Pfau

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German [Term?], from Old High German pfāwo, from Proto-Germanic *pāwô, from Latin pāvō. Cognate with English pea.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /pfaʊ̯/ (standard)
  • IPA(key): /faʊ̯/ (northern Germany, central Germany)
  • Rhymes: -aʊ̯
  • Homophone: Vau (nonstandard)
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

Pfau m (genitive Pfaues or Pfaus, plural Pfauen or Pfaue)

  1. peacock
  2. (astronomy) the constellation Pavo

Declension[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Pfau” in Duden online