Pferd

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German[edit]

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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”). Compare Dutch paard.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /(p)feːrt/, /(p)feːɐ̯t/ (standard)
  • (file)
  • Homophone: fährt

Noun[edit]

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

  1. horse
  2. (chess) knight

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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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