Pferd

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ein ostfriesisches Pferd — an East Frisian horse.

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German phert, pherit, pferift (riding horse), from Old High German pherit, pfarifrit, parafred, from Late Latin paraverēdus (originally “substitute post horse”). Largely displaced the native word Ross. Compare Dutch paard.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /(p)feːrt/, /(p)feːɐ̯t/ (standard)
  • (file)
  • Homophone: fährt (Depending on the dialect)

Noun[edit]

Pferd n (genitive Pferds or Pferdes, plural Pferde, diminutive Pferdchen n or Pferdlein n or Pferdelein n)

  1. horse
    Meine Mutter hat ein Pferd und er ist sehr süß.
    My mother has a horse and he is very cute.
    Mein Pferd ist zu schnell.
    My horse is too fast.
  2. (chess) knight

Declension[edit]

Synonyms[edit]

  • (horse): Gaul m; Ross n (both regional, except in specific senses)
  • (chess): Springer m

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Related terms[edit]

Chess pieces in German · Schachfiguren, Schachsteine (layout · text)
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König Dame, Königin Turm Läufer Springer, Pferd, Ross, Rössel Bauer

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