Pfote

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German pōte. Cognate with Dutch poot. The onset pf- through secondary and inadequate adaptation to the Upper German consonantism. (The expected form of a hypothetical cognate would be *pfoße.)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpfoːtə/ (standard)
  • IPA(key): /ˈfoːtə/ (northern and central Germany)
  • Rhymes: -oːtə
  • Hyphenation: Pfo‧te

Noun[edit]

Pfote f (genitive Pfote, plural Pfoten, diminutive Pfötchen n)

  1. paw (soft foot/hand of a mammal)
  2. (informal) hand (of a human)

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